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African Americans in the US Women’s National Basketball Association, 2006: From the NCAA to the WNBA

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This research study presents a social science examination of the U.S. Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) players for the 2006 season. This study does not examine on-court performance data. Instead, it focuses on the profile of the players as human beings, by looking at their race, average age, height and weight, colleges or universities attended in the United States and which regions these institutions are located in, demographics of international players, graduation rates, etcetera. The paper also examines the issue of gender bias when it comes to salaries and advertisement or endorsement opportunities.

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Kaba, A. (2012). African Americans in the US Women’s National Basketball Association, 2006: From the NCAA to the WNBA. Sociology Mind, 2, 95-108. doi: 10.4236/sm.2012.21013.


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