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    I went to a Women’s Volleyball game at UCI today, and it made me think of something. I looked up the pictures/rosters of UCI’s Men’s/Women’s Basketball/Volleyball teams.

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    I confirmed my prediction that the Basketball teams are significantly, as in 50% or more, dark-skinned people (I use dark-skinned because I don’t have the energy to properly research their race). The Volleyball teams are significantly, 50% or more, light-skinned people. I don’t know if there is any meaning to this. This could just be UCI. This could be an anomaly. 

    But if it is not just UCI, if it is not just an anomaly, what could it mean? I’m curious if it is more socialization/norms, that dark-skinned people are overall more represented and thus aim for Basketball while light-skinned people are overall more represented and thus aim for Volleyball. Or perhaps are there deeper socioeconomic reasons? You can find Basketball court on any corner, but you don’t see Volleyball courts just anywhere (besides the OC). Could income and location be affecting how many dark-skinned people can practice Volleyball? 

    I don’t have the answers obviously, but it’s something I’d like to explore. 

    1. fodderforfantasies said: I agree w/ your thoughts, & I think it comes from many areas (SES/availability, media/expectations, etc.) It could be that basketball is more physically demanding and people with african heritage tend to be more athletic naturally? what do you think?
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