Systemic or institutional racism is a powerful and enduring shibboleth among the Blacks and their “woke” “allies.” Herein, is one of many examples of why this is so and why the fabrication of systemic racism is now a lamentable part of the American zeitgeist.
Various non-White journalists, media oversight and accounting organizations. and racial activists regularly lament that Black males make up of only 6.8% of sports reporters, when the NFL, NBA, and WNBA are over 70% Black. And that is how you create systemic racism.
Black males make up approximately 6.5% of the entire US population. Hence, they’re slightly over-represented among sports reporters. However, that same 6.5% of the entire US population, the Black males, is providing over 70% of the players in most national sports leagues.
The issue, if there is one, isn’t a dearth of Black sports reporters; it’s that professional sports is very close to a Black Only industry insofar as the player base is concerned. That’s where there’s the result of racism.
But, instead, it holds value to certain sorts to ignore the vast over-representation of Black males in professional sports in favor of imagining a fabricating an issue with the smaller – nigh perfect representation – of them in sports reporting. So, they scream systemic racism.