Caitlin Clark is in the spotlight due of her talent, not her race.  

Unfortunately, Caitlin Clark has also garnered some haters despite her extensive list of accomplishments:   

The most recent addition to this list is Jemele Hill, a former ESPN reporter who recently criticized the media for unfairly "  

"centering Caitlin Clark in everything and pouring a huge share of the coverage behind her" while "the coverage that sometimes non-white women get, or specifically Black women get, is not even close."  

Hill is certainly no newcomer to racial slurs, but last month, USA Today journalist Lindsay Schnell had a comparable grievance: "As women's basketball grows in popularity, white players get most attention."  

Just so we're clear: the starting guard for the Iowa Hawkeyes receives the credit she deserves.  

She has more points in a career than any other player in Division I history, regardless of gender, and she shattered the Big Ten records for assists and three-pointers. She is also the all-time leading scorer in NCAA women's basketball.  

Are we expected to ignore the fact that she is making history? And the audience goes wild for the performance: According to analyst Deb Antonelli, this phenomena has been termed "Clarkonomics." All of Iowa's home games and the majority of their away games have sold out this year.  

And Clark is the anomaly rather than the norm when it concerns the coverage of sports: the majority of the most prominent and prominently featured athletes, from Serena Williams to LeBron James, are black.  

Their talent, similar to Clark's, garnered them that notice. If women's college basketball receives more media exposure, more money will be invested in it,  

which implies more opportunities and recognition for players of all races. Slamming Clark, on the other hand, reduces her contributions to the sport. Pay no attention to the naysayers; Caitlin Clark is leading the charge.  

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