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11:02, 25 January 2018

Are NFL owners making a mockery of the Rooney Rule?


After a season trying to stop African American players’ protests hurting their profits, NFL owners have bypassed black coaches this winterNFL owners spent much of last fall dragging black players to their feet, trying to break the anthem protest lest the cry for racial equality grew too loud for the advertisers’ comfort. This winter, they’ve spent much time trying to keep white men in charge of their teams.Another handful of head coaches has cycled out only to be replaced by a group just as white as the one before. In a league that is nearly 70% African American, only 25% of the head coaches are considered minorities, meaning the NFL has a lot of white coaches trying to balance the social justice concerns of their players with the bottom line of irritated owners. Continue reading…

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2018/jan/24/rooney-rule-black-coaches-nfl


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