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Racial Breakdown In US Sports Including MLB, NFL, NBA, & MLS

I stumbled across this very interesting diagram illustrating the racial breakdown of professional sports organizations in the US. The diagram includes the breakdown for Major League Baseball (MLB), the National Basketball Association (NBA), Major League Soccer (MLS), and the National Football League (NFL).

Here’s the breakdown,

Baseball (MLB) Racial Breakdown:

  • White: 60%
  • Hispanic: 29%
  • Black: 8%
  • Asian: 3%

Football (NFL) Racial Breakdown:

  • Black: 66%
  • White: 31%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Hispanic: 1%

Basketball (NBA) Racial Breakdown:

  • Black: 76%
  • White: 20%
  • Hispanic: 3%
  • Asian: 1%

Soccer (MLS) Racial Breakdown:

  • White: 59%
  • Black: 22%
  • Hispanic: 14%
  • Asian: 1%

Hockey, through the National Hockey League (NHL), wasn’t included. But I’ll safely venture a guess the NHL is over 95% white.


Source: http://awesome.goodmagazine.com/transparency/web/0904/trans0409raceinsports.html

To check out related posts I have on Asians in professional sports. Check out the Asian NFL Players list and my 2009 All-Asian Fantasy Baseball Team.

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41 Comments on "Racial Breakdown In US Sports Including MLB, NFL, NBA, & MLS"

  1. jake says:

    Slavery in America is responsible for creating a taller and stronger black race than in any other part of the world.Native Africans are smaller on average than white Europeans,and Asian Americans are taller and heavier than the countries their ancestors came from.

    This has affected normal interacial perceptions and healthy human interaction.The forbidden is often attractive at first until you realise the reality.If people discriminate sexually,either for or against another race,purely on the colour of someones skin,that inevitably leads to abusive and exploitative relationships, and family breakdown which the rest of us have to pay for.

  2. Bill says:

    I think the world needs to get over racism. Criticizing everything, taking every little thing to offense this type of thing keeps racism around. The first commenter takes this name of the cite completely out of context. Who cares what its called it shouldn’t be offensive because all Asian races aren’t included. Im glad you trying to stop racism in the academic world with racial profiling, but you should be continuing this racism through what you said. Racism is being kept alive by the same people who want it to go away. no one understand this, I dont know if we ever will. This america is still very far away from “the dream” i hope one day we can achieve it

  3. Chuck says:

    I am a Korean-American who is very conscientious about the rights of Asian Americans. I am especially active in working against the discrimination against the Asian Americans in college admission. I am a strong supporter of the 80-20 education foundation which promotes the rights of Asian Americans. I came across your bolg site while doing google search of Occupation and Race/Ethnicity. Can you change your Blog Name to Asian Americans, instead of ChineseandJapanese? This is very offensive and is another racial discrimination within the Asian American group. You will gain much by being inclusive, not exclusive. Koreans are as equal as Asian Americans to chinese and japanese. For that matter, you want to include all south east asians too.

    • Jeff says:

      Get over it Chuck. Welcome to America and it’s was of giving everything to minorities.

      • ProudBlackman says:

        You get over it Jeff! Whites are the devil race–you should just accept that.

        • O says:

          WHOA! Now that’s racist.

          • JesseK says:

            Are Koreans being discriminated against lol?? Maybe I’m just lucky enough to live in a diverse area (NYC Metro) but I’m a white guy with plenty of Asian friends & a few non-blood relatives, a good number of which are Korean. Not only do they never mention feeling discriminated against, but honestly they have better lives than most – high income, good standing in the community, tight families, etc. I know that’s something they built themselves, but if there is one group of minorities that’s doing pretty well w/o discrimination, it’s the Koreans haha!!

  4. Qristian says:

    I was wondering how come the percentage of Asians in the NBA was as high as 1%, but I was thinking exclusively of AsianAmericans, which AFAIK there’s only one today: Jeremy Lin.
    Thanks for the interesting breakdown! (-:

    • JesseK says:

      It’s not really 1%, they just rounded wayyyy up. This article is from 2009 though, when Lin was still at Harvard and while Yao Ming (China, C) as well as Yi Jianlian (China, PF) & Sun Yu (China, PG, Lakers) were in the NBA all doing quite well – Yao one of the best C’s of the 21st Century, Yi a letdown but still a solid role player, and Yu actually won a ring as the 3rd string PG on the LA Lakers in 09. In addition, Yuta Tabuse (Japan, PG) was in the NBA around that time, although I think he might’ve retired.

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  6. oddmodd says:

    If we are speaking racial breakdowns then you gotta take into consideration how many of those 29% Hispanic baseball players are black Latinos and here are the black latinos from just the AL East division alone and expound on these numbers for the other 25 teams and you see that 60% or so of the latinos are black latinos. So from a racial stand point at least 15% of the 29% latinos are black. Add that to the 8% black Americans you the number of black in MLB is actually around 23% or better.

    Vladimir Guerrero
    Félix Pié

    Red Soxs-
    David Ortiz

    Colón, Bartolo (mixed black but kinky hair dead giveaway)
    Iván Nova
    Mariano Rivera (mostly black)
    Rafael Soriano
    Robinson Canó
    Eduardo Núñez
    Pedro Feliciano (mixed black)
    Dámaso Marte

    Tampa Bay-
    Juan Cruz
    Manny Ramírez

    Blue Jays-
    Edwin Encarnación
    Yunel Escobar (mostly black)
    Frank Francisco
    Octavio Dotel

    • JesseK says:

      There is really no such thing as a “white” or “black” Latino which is why “Hispanic” as a race is quite ridiculous to begin with. Even Hispanic countries with darker skin tones (DR, Haiti, etc) still are mixed with Caucasian (Spain, Italy, Portugal, UK) & Natives (Local Tribes, Seminole, etc). This is why some Hispanics from for example, Cuba or the DR can be from the same countries or families even and one cousin looks like Barry Bonds while the other looks like Jason Giambi haha. Crazy things happen when you put everyone into a barrel & mix them altogether. If you don’t believe me, just check out a HS Yearbook from Brazil or Cuba. The BBC actually did a documentary on this 2 or so years ago, really good check it out. My point is though, that this is an oversimplification, and even though these guys are dark Hispanics, they are still Hispanics. The average African-American is 20-30% European (if you don’t believe me look at the US Men’s basketball team play Nigera lol) using Mitocondrial DNA so it’s pretty unfair to label anyone in the new-world anything but a “mix”. I like it better that way anyway, wouldn’t it be nice if we all turned into some light brown mix so we could focus on hating something else 😉

  7. Jason says:

    Isnt it interesting that the racial breakdown of soccer most closely resembles the overall US population more so than any other sport? Please feel free to comment me at my email addy, jason_roma@hotmail.com

  8. Anonymous says:

    There is no way in hell there are twenty percent of white people playing basketball unless your counting the females they screwing

    • Jeff says:

      Watch an NBA game and look at the benches.

      • JesseK says:

        You don’t even need to look at the benches. The NBA goes through phases with race it’s weird. The NBA was extremely black in the 70’s, then got whiter in the 80’s, then got black again. Now with all of the Euro/SA talent coming in as well as some home grown talent, the white population of the NBA is around 32% (this article is from 2009, in 2012 it has changed). Combine that with the fact that a good # of “black” NBA ballers are 1/2 or 1/4 white (Grant Hill, Klay Thompson, Steph Curry, Deron Williams, Blake Griffin, Nic Batum, Tony Parker, Joakim Noah, Carlos Boozer, Brandon Roy, Royce White, Tobias Harris, Jeff Taylor, Shane Battier, Landry Fields, Kendal Marshall, John Henson, Jason Kidd, etc – wow that list even surprised me, off the top fo my head) & guys that are 1/2 Hispanic (Carmelo, Barbosa, Pietrus, etc) and the league is way more diverse then it gets credit for, and it’s getting much more diverse every year. I guess it just has that reputation as a “thug sport” which is really ridiculous since most of the guys who play (black, white, mixed, etc) are very intelligent as it’s a sport that requires a sharp mind to excel at.

  9. For some of us, life would be complete if we could watch an NFL game every day of the week. However, this would cause a world of logistical problems, with exhaustion and injuries becoming major issues for the players.

  10. Rich says:

    Wow there’s actually more asian’s in the NFL than Hispanics? I better tell my friend Garret… lol.

  11. rb says:

    what’s your point?

    • Will says:

      Hi RB,

      It’s just a cool chart I stumbled upon and wanted to share with the community. We all moreorless know the racial breakdown of each professional sport, I just put it up for those who like to look at exact numbers.

      I’ll reserve a rant on the topic for the future 🙂

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