Finishing Last: Girls of color and school sports opportunities

Opportunities to play sports, which provide valuable benefits, are diminished for all students at these schools, but are particularly limited for girls. In fact, when it comes to girls of color and chances to play school sports,2 the reality is bleak: they receive far fewer opportunities—defined  as spots on teams— than white girls, white boys, and boys of color.3   It is an inequality that has gone largely undocumented due to limited research. […]


Jennifer Siebel Newsom’s first film Miss Representation premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film and exposed the ways in which mainstream media contributes to the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence.

In response to overwhelming public demand for ongoing education and social action in support of the film’s message, Newsom founded the organization that has become The Representation Project in April 2011. A 501(c)3 non-profit organization, The Representation Project […]

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