Podcast (Episode 69): African Americans and Team Handball in the USA

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The death of George Floyd in Minnesota and the Black Lives Matter protests that have taken place all over the U.S., and even around the world have brought the issue of racial discrimination against African Americans in the U.S. to the forefront.

While for the most part overt racism has been practically nonexistent in USA Team Handball circles underneath the surface there have been issues at play that have likely kept African American participation numbers down.

Joining me to discuss this issue and more are 1996 Olympian, Derek Brown, former North Carolina coach and U.S. Jr National Team Asst Coach, Myles Bacon and NYAC/National Team player and USA Team Handball New York City Ambassador, Divine Jackson.

Here is some background information for some of the items that are discussed in the podcast:

USA Team Handball Diversity & Inclusion Data for Total Membership
USA Team Handball Diversity & Inclusion Data for National Team Athletes

Source for Diversity & Inclusion Data: Link

Excerpt from USA Team Handball Newsletter (8 Jun 2020)

Link to the recent USA Team Handball Newsletter: Link

USA Team Handball’s Current Diversity & Inclusion Plan: Link (Note this plan was actually approved in 2017 and called for the formation of a Diversity & Inclusion Committee back then. It would seem that recent events have provided an impetus for getting this work started.)

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