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NFL affirmative action Look at that Puerto Rican go

This makes a lot of sense. If you’re mentally challenged, that is. Coming up in the NFL, the players roster of which is comprised of approximately 70 percent blacks, an affirmative action plan that hands out incentives to teams that hire black coaches, or any other minority for that matter, even though in the NFL, African-Americans are not a minority. Those who claim that racism among white owners is to blame for the fact that out of 32 NFL teams, there are only four minority head coaches, are missing one simple fact: rich white billionaires don’t care what color someone’s skin is as long as they can help them win. I read a column written last January posted at statesman.com, which said that coach racism in the NFL is due to this simple fact: “… business owners are often more comfortable hiring someone who looks like them, and apparently the NFL is no different.” Seriously. That column was written by a guy named Cedric Golden. Obviously, Golden has never heard that old redneck joke, which goes like this: There was this college coach in Alabama who was a racist; but couldn’t hide the fact that he thought the new recruit, who was black, was one of the best players he had ever seen. During one reception and subsequent touchdown, the coach screamed, “Look at that Puerto Rican go.” In the coach’s eyes, if you can understand the old joke, he’d rather turn the black guy into a Puerto Rican in his own mind, erasing his racism, simply because he wanted to win. Same goes for these white owners. Does anyone believe they care what color a coach’s skin is, or what his race or ethnicity is, if he can put together a winning team? I don’t. That being said, the NFL wheeled out a new proposal this year that says any team that hires a minority head coach would receive a six-slot bump for their subsequent year’s third-round NFL draft pick. “Hiring a minority general manager would move the same pick up 10 slots. Teams also would have their fourth-round pick boosted by five slots if the coach or GM is retained after one year. Additional compensatory picks would be awarded to teams that had a minority assistant become a coordinator (fifth-round selection) or head coach/general manager (third-round selection) elsewhere.” (Story Source: usatoday.com.) This week, Tuesday, the NFL owners tabled part of the proposal that incentivized ...

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