Sunday, June 24, 2012
The Women’s Sports Foundation reports that less than two-thirds of African-American and Hispanic girls play sports, compared with three-quarters of Caucasian girls
According to the NCAA, Hispanics make up just 4% of female college athletes. African-Americans are 11% of female college athletes, but less than 5% for most sports other than track and basketball. These lower participation levels are reflected in their health statistics as well. Only 25% of Hispanics and 22% of African-American girls in high school meet recommended levels of physical activity, compared with 31% of Caucasian girls and 46% of boys.