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1. I think Glory Road was an accurate depiction of racism in basketball in the 1950’s because history has revealed that racism existed in every aspect of life back then. Whether it has something to with being on the back of the bus or even playing sports. The truth is, black people or as the word they used “coloured” was treated unfairly and it is something that has changed dramatically throughout the past 50-60 years.

2. Personally, I do not believe that racism still exist in basketball for many reasons. First, as the society develops into a more multicultural society, so as basketball as we see more black players being able to play in the NBA and many other basketball leagues around the world. Secondly, black people are treated just the same as white people when it comes to the games and getting fair calls. In the 1950’s, it fair to assume that black people didn’t get same amount of calls as the white people. Lastly, we see general managers of many teams and leagues acknowledging the black people when it comes to drafting or even scouting players just like what they will do for white people.

3. Dan Haskins the former coach at Texas Western College was the first coach to play 5 “coloured” players on a NCAA court for the first time ever which changed the game forever. Now we see many black players playing for NCAA teams now. Secondly, Bill Russell helped move forward the game of basketball from racism. His stint as coach of the Celtics was significance, as he became the first black head coach in a major U.S. professional sports which was a building block for future black coaches and there are many coaching in the NBA,NCAA and much more. Finally,

4. To be honest, I don’t really think that there will ever be a female in the NBA for many reasons. The perspective that society will have toward a female playing in the NBA will be different than for a male. People will perceive the female as a weak player that isn’t physically able to contend with the biggest, meanest NBA ballers. The female would not be treated fairly by coaches, general managers and even owners. It will be sad for the female to realize that but it is simply true.

5. There are three women who have made a difference in basketball over the years. Sheryl Swoopes She was the first player to be signed in the WNBA when it was created. Swoopes was recruited for the Houston Comets of the WNBA during the 1997 inaugural season. She returned only six weeks after giving birth to her son to play the last third of the WNBA inaugural season and lead the Comets in the 1997 WNBA Championship. Swoopes joined the Texas Tech women's…