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Study: MLB teams could do better hiring minorities, women

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Major League Baseball teams could do a better job of hiring minority candidates for managing and GM posts or women for VP and other administrative positions, according to an annual report released Wednesday. The study is overseen by Richard Lapchick of The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida and is similar in scope to those he conducts examining other leagues. Baseball teams were given a grade of C-plus for racial hiring practices for…

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Today on Context Florida: NBA social consciousness, symbolism of The 4th and Confederate flag must go

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Today on Context Florida: Richard Lapchick, director of the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport, offers his National Basketball Association all-star team of social conscience. The NBA has always led other leagues on best hiring practices both for people of color and women, and has been the most progressive with its policies and impact on communities. So it’s not surprising that basketball is Lapchick’s favorite sport. As we prepare to celebrate the holiday formally called Independence Day but more commonly…

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Today on Context Florida: Gwen Graham, terminal democracy, free speech and MLB playing fair

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Today on Context Florida: Peter Schorsch suggests the reason why Gwen Graham might be biding her time before endorsing fellow Democrat Patrick Murphy, who is seeking Marco Rubio’s U.S. Senate seat. Rumor has it that Graham awaiting at least one more court ruling on reapportionment because there might be a chance the courts could throw out the congressional maps and create an east-west seat. This district would essentially squeeze Graham out of her little slice of North Florida Way paradise. Then,…

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