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The Lack of Asians and Asian-American Athletes in Professional Sports
Ian Chiangon 30 November 2012
Transcript of The Lack of Asians and Asian-American Athletes in Professional Sports
0.3% of corporate officers
less than 1% of board members
less than 2% of college presidents
Fortune 500: only 9 CEOs are of Asian descent
arduous and hard working, "nerdy", smart, good at math
15-25% of students in Ivy League schools are of Asian descent
52.4% of Asian-Americans graduated college
national average was 30%
uncoordinated, physically inferior, not athletic
Asian parents put an enormous amount of pressure and value on education and academics
"It is common that coaches and teachers at schools presume that an Asian American kid belongs in the science lab, not on the football field."
lack of diversity in sports which may further discourage Asian athletes from progressing in sports and amplify the stereotypes against them
continue Racial and Gender Report Card
conduct research on stereotype threat and how to reduce it
conduct research at the high school level and youth leagues
research in foreign nations' sports leagues
The Lack of Asians and Asian-Americans in Professional Sports Asians and Asian-Americans in Society Difference between Asians and Asian-Americans in Sports Asian athletes from foreign nations that have proven themselves come to play in the United States
Asian-American athletes that usually have careers in sports usually compete in individual sports that require little or no physical contact
Asians and Asian-Americans in Sports NFL - 2%
MLB - 1.9%
NBA - <1% Future Research Leveling the Playing Field teach society that stereotypes do not define a certain race
teach Asians and Asian-Americans to break through the "bamboo ceiling" and stereotype threat
create leagues for Asians so they know they are capable of playing sports at a high level Works Cited http://www.forbes.com/sites/susanadams/2011/05/11/why-arent-there-more-asian-american-leaders/