The NFL's Rooney Rule: why football's racial divide is larger than ever

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the Guardian—The NFL’s Rooney Rule has helped minority head coaches advance their careers. But the racial disparity between offensive and defensive coordinators has never been greater As the NFL opened another season earlier this month, eight of the NFL’s 32 teams featured a minority head coach, which tied for the most in league history. The Rooney Rule – which requires teams to interview at least one minority candidate for open head coaching and senior football operation roles – has seen a number of...

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