Latinx Look on Sports


Latina/os have changed the American sports industry for good, even in the face of the exclusive arena in which sports are played. In order to participate in sports and other extracurriculars, money is needed. That was the original challenge that most Latinx athletes faced, and why they never got a chance to get on the field. There has always been discrimination based on race in the world of sports, and that is no secret. Men like Roberto Clemente paved the way for Latinx athletes in baseball and American sports in general, and he did it while speaking Spanish, just to add to the impressive feat he accomplished. His death and legacy would eventually spur others on to break down the barriers that trap Latinx people and exclude them from the sports world. There are now many Latinx athletes in competitive rank fields around the world.

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