Super Bowl LV: 2021 NFLPA Players Summit: Lack Of Black Head Coaches, NFL Systemic Racism Discussed

Super Bowl LV: 2021 NFLPA Players Summit: Lack Of Black Head Coaches, NFL Systemic Racism Discussed

Super Bowl LV: 2021 NFLPA Players Summit: Lack Of Black Head Coaches, NFL Systemic Racism Discussed

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Super Bowl LV: 2021 NFLPA Players Summit: Lack Of Black Head Coaches, NFL Systemic Racism Discussed

USA Today NFL Reporter Jarrett Bell struck the match that set this dynamite topic off to explode, and that’s what happened.

To set the stage, this was the National Football League Players Association Annual Players Summit at Super Bowl LV in Tampa, Florida. The event was right on the heels of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s “State Of The NFL” press conference, which also included NFLPA’s Executive Director DeMaurice Smith.

Before Bell spoke, another reporter asked what the NFL was doing to advance more women players, knowing damn well the league has a problem advancing black players to become head coaches and coordinators, when 70 percent of the NFL players are black, and the top management positions are so white the appearance of a slave plantation is hard not to see. As Sir Richard Branson wrote in his blog regarding the Trump insurrection attempt at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th:

One explanation for the outpouring of hate that is shared by many is that a large portion of America’s electorate is gripped by fear of a rapidly changing world and the dismantling of privilege and power generations of white people have come to take for granted, knowingly or not. There is a widespread sense of panic, of loss of control, both in economic and social terms. And because the complexity of a modern, globalised world is daunting and overwhelming, many turn to a more familiar, simpler narrative of good versus evil, us versus them. All nuance is gone. Rather than making America work for everyone, the goal seems to be to burn it down to its foundations. To what end?

One explanation for the outpouring of hate that is shared by many is that a large portion of America’s electorate is gripped by fear of a rapidly changing world and the dismantling of privilege and power generations of white people have come to take for granted, knowingly or not. There is a widespread sense of panic, of loss of control, both in economic and social terms. And because the complexity of a modern, globalised world is daunting and overwhelming, many turn to a more familiar, simpler narrative of good versus evil, us versus them. All nuance is gone. Rather than making America work for everyone, the goal seems to be to burn it down to its foundations. To what end?

NFLPA’s DeMaurice Smith answered, as did members of the NFLPA Board Of Directors who were in attendance (yes, virtually). The talk formed into a number of emotional takes on the problem, and to an extent that it was hard not to cry in my case. I’d never thought I’d see a situation where one firm remained so stubbornly committed to maintaining the appearance of systemic racism at play in hiring. But here we are, and the NFL need to take action on this before the Biden Administration steps in and makes the League correct the problem.

When the NFL established the Rooney Rule in 2003, the next year, there were three black head coaches. Today, in 2021, there are just three black head coaches.

Stay tuned.

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