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Archive for Thursday, September 27, 2007

NFL has record number of minority assistants

September 27, 2007

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— The NFL made history last season with two black head coaches in the Super Bowl. A new university report on diversity in sports said Wednesday the league also had a record number of minority assistant coaches.

NFL teams had 165 minority assistants in 2006 - a 200 percent increase from 1991, the oldest data researcher Richard Lapchick had. Lapchick, head of the University of Central Florida's Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport, said there was a 4 percent increase in minority assistants from 2005 to 2006.

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ramsrevenge 7 years, 3 months ago

Out of those 165 how many of them are black? 98%? Why is this a big deal? Who cares.

What's the black/white ratio amoung players in the NFL? NBA? I think we should start focusing on getting more white players in these leagues regardless of their abilities. What a joke!

Confrontation 7 years, 3 months ago

I agree, Bowhunter99. I get sick of hearing about diversifying the workforce. For some reason, even if minorities only made up 30% of the population, they are expected to get 50% or more of the jobs. Why not hire based on experience and potential, rather than skin color? If that's considered a racist view, then so be it.

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