PC Police Find Whopping Race Gap In Professional Sports

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  1. Ambrose

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    I don't watch football, and admittedly know very little of it. My eyes, however, are quite strong and see quite well and accurately, and what I see in football is mostly Blacks running around. So, the article below came as a surprise to me. As this has become almost exclusively a football site, I seldom post here, but for this time and place, this article may be of interest:

    Source: https://www.zerohedge.com/political/pc-police-find-whopping-race-gap-professional-sports

    Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk,

    Today I learned there is an embarrassing situation in the NFL. Let's investigate further.

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    Embarrassing Situation
    Only Three N.F.L. Head Coaches Are Black. ‘It’s Embarrassing’

    "N.F.L. insiders say it will take more than the Rooney Rule to diversify the league’s leadership. Their immediate goal: Increase offensive coaching opportunities for minority candidates, who are often overlooked."

    Rooney Rule
    The Rooney Rule is a National Football League policy that requires league teams to interview ethnic-minority candidates for head coaching and senior football operation jobs. It is sometimes cited as an example of affirmative action, as there is no quota or preference given to minorities in the hiring of candidates. It was established in 2003, and variations of the rule are now in place in other industries. The rule is named after Dan Rooney, the former owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers and former chairman of the league's diversity committee.

    Allegedly, There is a Gender Gap in Economics

    Brainard Says Fed Faces ‘Large Challenge’ to Become More Diverse.

    Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard said she’d been taken aback to hear of the difficulties black female employees face at the central bank, and that the monetary authority faces formidable difficulties in increasing their representation.

    “It was eye-opening to hear how black women feel about their roles at the Federal Reserve,” Brainard told a session entitled “Women in Central Banking” at the annual meeting of American Economic Association in San Diego on Friday. “They don’t see themselves” celebrated at a bank whose history has been dominated by white men and whose halls are adorned with photographs attesting to that.

    Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
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    We have to start somewhere, and college is the correct place. Fortunately, on that score I have progress to report.

    Adversity Scores
    Please consider Adversity Scores: The Latest Dumbing Down of US Education

    If you are black an SAT score of 946 is equivalent to an Asian score of 1223.

    Surely this is solution to everything.

    Cannot Stop With Race
    But we cannot stop with race.

    I will not be happy, nor should you, until 50.5% of NFL coaches are female.

    Returning to the Fed
    Meanwhile, let's return to what I had to say about the Fed in Allegedly, There is a Gender Gap in Economics

    Diversity at the Fed Needed

    Instead of more women or blacks on the Fed, I suggest we try actual diversity of economic opinion and not gender for gender's sake.

    What's most needed on the Fed is an Austrian economist who proposes dissolving it. That would be diversity. Instead, expect more group think nonsense about race and the Phillips Curve.

    Good Ole Boy Network

    To become a Fed president you have to think, believe, and act like a good ole boy. Janet Yellen is best not thought of as a woman, but rather a good ole boy.

    Now that Brainard has chimed in, my stated view cannot possibly be right.

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    We need to rectify the situation promptly starting with race and gender quotas in college admissions, the military, and of course, professional sports.

    But what about enforcement? I am glad you asked because I have the perfect solution.

    Diversity Police Needed
    We need more diversity police.

    And they better be 50.5% women, 16.7% hispanic, and 12.% black.

    Addendum

    This issue goes back a long way for me. In 1998 I was asked point blank by the president of Harris Bank (now Bank of Montreal, BMO), "From a diverse standpoint who is best qualified for a managerial promotion".

    I named a name in one second flat. It was a black woman. Interestingly, my answer would not have changed had the president left of the word "diverse" from his question.

    If this Q&A seems improbable to you, here is the background.

    I was an AVP, but a non-manager. The president was 6 managerial levels higher than my manager.

    But the question did not shock me in the least as I was very well known and outspoken. At every meeting, no matter how many people were present, I asked a pointed question. On at least 4 occasions, I fired off emails to the president. I spoke my mind.

    Addendum 2

    Martin Luther King called for judging a person on their character and not their skin. Discrimination should not be tolerated.

    But there should be equality of opportunity, not quotas based on race or gender. Give everyone a fair shot and then let the best people succeed.
     
  2. La France Blanche

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    Central banking, eh? Of course it's not mentioned (((who))) really has the unearned privilege there.
     
  3. Leonardfan

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    I go to the zerohedge site quite a bit. Just signed up for an account but it takes a few days for the requests to be processed. If someone else has a zerohedge account the comment section would be a good place to bring attention to our site. I will go back and do so once I have an account but it wouldn't hurt to strike while the iron is hot.

    As for the story - it's the same recycled BS it has been for the last 20 years.
     
  4. PghPanther65

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    "N.F.L. insiders say it will take more than the Rooney Rule to diversify the league’s leadership. Their immediate goal: Increase offensive coaching opportunities for minority candidates, who are often overlooked."

    It will take the same cognitive skill set, strategic planning, mental discipline and personal responsibility that 80% of Blacks lack to begin with (and that is the only minority these PC folks are interested in)............but rules can't change DNA nor Frontal lobe size......

    PC rhetoric requires a certain sense of denial about reality to state their case...........and you can ignore reality but it won't ignore you....
     
  5. icsept

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    It’s been nauseating listening to the crying about the lack of minority NFL coaches. The complaint is that the league is 70% black players, therefore 70% of the head coaches should be black. The fallacy of that argument is that a large percentage of NFL coaches never played in the NFL, therefore coaches are pulled from the population at large, so should reflect accordingly.

    Also, the media race baiters believe that “sports are the ultimate meritocracy” except when minority races are under represented. Then it’s prejudice and bias.
     
  6. GWTJ

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  7. NWsoccerfan

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    They say that black coaches haven’t been given opportunities...well how about white running backs, cornerbacks and receivers who haven’t been given opportunities, even when they have stellar pre seasons.
     
  8. Old Scratch

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    Leftists really love statistics when it suits them. I had the misfortune of overhearing an Ellen Degerenes segment where she brought on some black people bemoaning how unfair blacks have it in the justice system, pointing out that they are 11x more likely to receive the death penalty, Ellen remarked how infuriating that was, but what they elected not to mention was that blacks are 13% of the population and commit over half the murder.
     

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