Sports in Society

Lifting the ‘white’ label from sports

How the games we play shape culture and society

In this episode 3 stories

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Ice hockey looks and sounds different in these N.J. communities

Non-profit Hockey in New Jersey is making the sport accessible to kids from all backgrounds. The diversity and impact of this program in urban communities is a picture of what the NHL dreams of as it seeks to expand its audience.

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The only Black kid on the team learns to thrive

Jaylen Wheeler, once a student at University Prep in north Seattle, was the only Black player on his baseball team. This led him to interview friends about being the odd man out and pushing boundaries.

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Creating opportunities for the 'creator's game'

Through an internationally recognized lacrosse program, the Haudenosaunee are reclaiming their own place in the sport they created.