The Knight Commission on Intercolegial Athletics issued a set of recommendations on Wednesday in a new report, which urges the directors of university athletics to address the lack of diversity in the upper ranges of their departments, as well as barriers to the Academic success among color athletes. and Racially hostile team environments.

These issues have plagued from college sports, but gained the renewed attention of athletes, academics and defenders of athletics, such as the Knight's Commission, such as the Knight Commission, as countries and Higher education institutions face systemic Racial barriers. After the murder of George Floyd. The report is authorized by members of the Racial Equity Task Force of the Commission, which was created as a result of Floyd's death. It echoes the demands made recently to the leaders of the National Athletes Association Collegiate, including calls to examine and decrease broad gaps in graduation rates among black and white athletes in the institutions of Division I.

Approximately one fifth of the division The teams that competed in the 5021 men's basketball tournament had a 30 percent or more gap between the rates of graduation of their black and white athletes, according to the report. Previous research has found that a significant number of black athletes playing for universities at five Power Five conferences, which include the most lucrative and competitive programs in university sports, do not graduate within six years and are sented Noathlet colleagues.

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