From athletes who broke the color barrier in professional hockey and basketball to multisport stars and hometown heroes, Asian Americans have been a part of the United States' sporting heritage. Interracial marriages were frowned upon in those days, and an early coach made Manalo Draves use her mother's maiden name in competitions. She also faced a regular indignity when using a public pool -- the water would be drained the day after she used it. On Aug. After the Olympics, Manolo Draves and her husband opened their own diving school. She was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in
Aggression Among Athletes: An Asian versus American Comparison
Asian Americans in Sports panel
Being a professional athlete is a coveted dream for many, but one with numerous barriers to entry that, for decades, have hindered people based on their economic status, sex, and race. And while the sports industry is becoming more inclusive and opening its gates to greater representation, there are still profound gaps. One of these is the low numbers of Asian American and Pacific Islander athletes , who are underrepresented at both the professional and college levels. In fact, according to the NCAA database, only 2.
Amerasia Journal 41:2 Sport in Asian America + 45 Years of Amerasia!
For over forty-five years, the UCLA Asian American Studies Center has been at the forefront of educating the American public about the intellectual, cultural, and political diversity of the Asian American and Pacific Islander experience. The Center has sought to advance new fields of scholarship and teaching in Asian American Studies since its founding. The individual work of the Center's faculty, staff, and students, as well as the larger-scale projects of its affiliated research institutes, continue that legacy.
Gene Demby. Jeremy Lin cast a long shadow in this conversation, in part because there are so few Asian-American players to cast them. While we were looking at some NCAA stats on student athletes for a story last week , we came across a couple of numbers that made our eyes bulge: of the 5, men's basketball players in Division I basketball last season, only 15 were Asian-American. That's 0. To put that in perspective, consider that about 6 percent of the country's population is Asian-American.