Excerpts — Latinos in U.S Sport
Here, we take a look at the sporting heritage of Latinos from past centuries of recorded history.
During the Great Depression, Latino immigrants struggling to survive in hard times viewed boxing as a path toward economic advancement.
Latinos are often at a disadvantage compared to their white counterparts in U.S. soccer, and have found ways to create their own opportunities.
In the early 20th century, sport was often viewed as a way to turn wayward Spanish speakers into “real” Americans.