美国职棒大联盟球员协会承诺 $  10 百万增加黑人在棒球中的代表

为了增加黑人在棒球比赛中的代表人数, Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association are committing $ 10 百万玩家联盟.

A non-profit dedicated to racial equality in baseball and made up of former and retired players, The Players Alliance launched in June and has initiated mentorship programs, led equipment drives and created scholarships. The new partnership, announced Monday, aims specifically to increase access to baseball in the Black community, from youth levels to front offices.
As the stark racial minority in all aspects of our game, The Players Alliance has given a voice and platform to our Black players, unified in our stance against systemic racism. We stand together for what is right and to change the game for the better, said former MLB player Curtis Granderson, president of The Players Alliance, while making the announcement.
The power of our player membership, including our non-Black teammates, coupled with the support of MLB and the Players Association, gives us the unique ability to create increased opportunities for the Black communities we care so much about.
    The Players Alliance plans to earmark the funds for programs including:
    • Funding of individual leagues, equipment donations, playground activities and clinics
    • Activities designed to build pipelines and eliminate barriers to the sport
    • Ramping up Black business partnerships and employment at all levels of baseball via education, 训练, counseling, internships and recruitment
    • Support of baseball programs in public schools and community centers
    • Grants, scholarships and community services
    • Player-led mentorships

    Active MLB rosters are less than 8% 黑色

      According to data analyzed by the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport, on Opening Day 2020, 30% of MLB players on active rosters were Hispanic or Latino and 7.5% were Blackmarking the lowest percentage of Black players the group has recorded.
      Managers are also overwhelmingly White, 在 80% as of the start of the 2020 MLB season, according to the group’s data. It said that of 30 团队, there were only six managers of colorincluding four who are Hispanic or Latino and one who is Black.

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