Ethics in Sports

America sure loves its sports, but we can’t keep turning a blind eye to the issues surrounding them.

In one way or another, sports played a role in all of our childhoods. Maybe our parents forced us into it, maybe we found community through them, or maybe we were consistently the last pick for kickball. Sports can be an outlet for competition, a channel for passion, a source of school pride, or none or all of the above.

For most students, professional sports are more relevant than our personal endeavors, which brings up the multitude of issues present in them. It’s impossible to tackle everything, but we set out to discuss the kneeling movement started by Colin Kaepernick, the frequency of domestic abuse cases, and paying NCAA student athletes. This is far from all of the issues faced today, but each of these topics could be a dialogue on their own.

Lastly, we brought back the personal aspect of sports. As a parent, will you encourage your children to participate in sports? As a citizen, do you think sports are more unifying or dividing?