"It's not by happenstance that the WNBA is the most socially conscious league, and that WNBA players continue to advocate for the key social issues of our time. Strong leadership, and a commitment to diversity and inclusion create an environment where people feel valued, respected and supported. This in turn empowers, and builds courage and the fortitude to speak out on these important topics."
Richard Lapchick / ESPNW
Additional Sources: The 2017 Racial and Gender Report Card: Major League Soccer
Bharath BalasundaramRichard Lapchick / University of Central Florida
Additional Sources: NBA remains industry leader for racial and gender hiring practices