The Evolution of Race and Sports Media

Sports are political. Anyone who says otherwise has ignored the history and circumstances around the evolution of both sports and culture. The portrayals of sports and race in modern media allows a glimpse into a different society. These media representations can either perpetuate or challenge dominant norms. Gatekeepers within the media allow for the perpetuation or challenging of these norms. The media and journalism itself can be seen as a sort of general gatekeeper because information is power and the media chooses how to portray said information.