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17395. Race and Sports. This paper presents an overview and analysis of the evidence and controversies surrounding arguments that there are racially-based differences in athletic performance which have led to the over-representation and in some cases, utter dominance, of African Americans in professional basketball, football and baseball and of persons of black African descent in international track and field. The essay argues that there is solid evidence to support these claims, while also noting the importance of environmental contributions to observed racial disparities in sports participation. KEYWORDS: race sports racial composition professional athletic teams blacks African Americans pro basketball football baseball. APA Style. 12 pages, 25 footnotes, 11 bibliographic sources. 3,829 words.   $84


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