Tuesday, October 4, 2011

How sports can open doors for young Latinas

Oct 02, 2011 | by Jorge Iber

U.S. boxing history reveals that it is a sport that has traditionally been the "bluest" of blue-collar athletic endeavors.

It has always held out the promise -- despite the odds -- of advancement for young men with the talent and guts to succeed in an often bloody undertaking, beginning with the arrival of the Irish in the mid-19th century, and for African- Americans and the later influx of Jews, Italians and Hispanics, whether U.S.-born, from Mexico or from the Caribbean.

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