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Study: NFL draws best grade for diversity hiring
CBS ^ | September 13, 2012

Posted on 09/16/2012 3:50:33 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

ORLANDO, Fla. — The NFL received its highest grade for diversity hiring practices but still has work to do.

The annual report by The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport on Thursday gave the league its third consecutive A grade on racial hiring and its first C-plus for gender hiring — it drew C's the past three years. The combined B score of 82.3 percent is tops for the NFL.

Richard Lapchick, the main author, attributes the improvement to what he sees as a push from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and his key managers.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: diversity; lapchick; nfl; racism
Perhaps Lapchick should step aside for DIEversity purposes. No, he wants someone else to pay the price.
1 posted on 09/16/2012 3:50:40 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

I don’t care what the “Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport “ says, diversity is not in skin color or what “plumbing” you have.


2 posted on 09/16/2012 4:06:15 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: jeffc

How many women coaches in the NFL?


3 posted on 09/16/2012 4:08:18 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ConservativeStatement

Yeah - I noticed they have a few white guys this year.


4 posted on 09/16/2012 4:10:53 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Even more than basketball? Wow, I thought that sport was 99% diverse./s


5 posted on 09/16/2012 4:12:09 PM PDT by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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To: Iron Munro
I noticed they have a few white guys this year.

LOL report says went from 30 to 31% white this year.

6 posted on 09/16/2012 4:15:31 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Nothing is truly diverse until it is 100% black.


7 posted on 09/16/2012 4:17:10 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
How many women coaches in the NFL?

What is the relevance of your question?

8 posted on 09/16/2012 4:21:50 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Iron Munro

What about us short, fat, old, slow, fumble prone guys?

I say we are vastly under represented!

I think I’ll file a class action suit (unless some team wants to hire me to warm the bench...at minimum NFL salary, of course).


9 posted on 09/16/2012 4:24:01 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: Iron Munro
Yeah - I noticed they have a few white guys this year.

I'm a 60-year-old white guy with 4 broken ribs, trifocals, and weighing in at 6'5", 175 lbs.

I don't notice any of my "bruthas" in the NFL.

What's the deal?

10 posted on 09/16/2012 4:25:13 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: ConservativeStatement

By any logical definition the NFL is the epitome of racism.


11 posted on 09/16/2012 4:27:37 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: ConservativeStatement

By any logical definition the NFL is the epitome of racism.


12 posted on 09/16/2012 4:27:41 PM PDT by Cyman
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so...

12% of players are black?
12% are hispanic?
3% are jewish/asian?
and 72% of the players are white?

oh please. that’s like saying political polls do not sample dems heavily


13 posted on 09/16/2012 4:36:47 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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This country,and every lawful resident of it,is best served by a pure meritocracy in every aspect in life.If,in such a nation,the entire Board of Directors of Microsoft are half black,half Mexican lesbians so be it.If the entire graduating class of MIT are Asian males,so be it.

On the general subject of "diversity" I recall having seen a photo of the attendees at a press conference of doctors involved with BillyBob's open heart surgery.I don't recall seeing a single female or a single "person of color" at this press conference.But who knows,maybe the folks that cleaned the OR before the surgery were "of color".

14 posted on 09/16/2012 4:39:37 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama's Reelected Imagine The Mess He'll Inherit!)
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What is the relevance of your question?

His relevance is a sarcastic take on why is diversity important. Why is race such a determining factor as to what is diverse. Why is diversity so good?

Maybe I'm wrong.

15 posted on 09/16/2012 4:44:15 PM PDT by occamrzr06
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To: ConservativeStatement

I hear the top journalists in the country are overwhelmingly white... Maybe CBS can look into it for us... (don’t hold your breath ....)


16 posted on 09/16/2012 4:53:38 PM PDT by GOPJ (first they came for those clinging to their guns and religion, and I did not speak out....)
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I recall not too many years ago where a female journalist said that the future of sports was minorities playing it, women as journalists and execs and white males as the paying customer. Seriously, these libs need help.
17 posted on 09/16/2012 4:58:07 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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Gee, I’m sorry. I missed it. Which team has a white starting halfback? Hmmmmm. Hey, how about that NBA. They had to go all the way to China to find a yellow guy. How many white guys START in the NBA compared to BLACKs vs the percent per capita????????????????? Of course NO ONE watches the NBA unless you want to see who was recently arrested for rape, murder, adultery, children out of wedlock, or carrying a loaded weapon.


18 posted on 09/16/2012 5:09:34 PM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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So the NFL is eve more racist than the NBA? That’s kind of a surprise.


19 posted on 09/16/2012 5:12:30 PM PDT by PermaRag (If Trayvon had a father, he'd look just like Obama)
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To: ConservativeStatement

My initial response was that this article about the Negro Football League was published on the Onion ...


20 posted on 09/16/2012 5:42:03 PM PDT by Zauber
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Maybe yet another reason I don’t give a flip about the NFL any more, having prior been a life-long fan (the other, main reason: free agency, which has destroyed any sense of team cohesion).


21 posted on 09/16/2012 6:19:53 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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How is this possible when the NFL does not give their staff MLK Day off?? Even Arizona does this. The NFL Held the Superbowl over our heads and said pass this law or we will move the Superbowl. I remember this well.


22 posted on 09/16/2012 6:58:47 PM PDT by timlilje
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