Is racism a problem in the NFL? | The Tylt

Is racism a problem in the NFL?

Denver Broncos head coach Vic Fangio told ESPN that he believes racism in the NFL is minimal and he doesn't see discrimination in the league. Many were quick to the point out the disparity in the percentage of non-white general managers, owners and coaches as proof that his statement is wrong. Others believe the league is a meritocracy where the best earn their opportunities. What do you think? 🏈

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While the NFL may have a lot of Black players, that doesn't mean racism isn't a problem in the league. Non-whites aren't represented well at the executive level nor are there a ton of owners who aren't white.

At the head coaching level, only four are not white. Five head-coaching jobs were open this past offseason and only one was filled by a non-white person.

The NFL can claim meritocracy all it wants, but when it has a rule specifically designed to get more diversity in coaching that is failing, there is no way you can say racism, even implicit, isn't a problem.

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Black players make up 70 percent of the league. A majority of the biggest stars are Black. While there are still problems, racism isn't a huge problem relative to the rest of the country.

The NFL received a B grade in 2019 for racial hiring practices from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida. It's not perfect, but saying racism is a huge problem wouldn't be true.

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