Title

The NFL enhanced its Rooney Rule. But will league enforce it, particularly in case of the Washington Football Team?

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

November 2020

Abstract

In late May, the NFL strengthened and expanded the Rooney Rule, its requirement that any club looking for a head coach or general manager must interview at least one person of color. The league did so on the heels of a precipitous drop in the number of people of color holding those positions and vigorous public debate as to whether the league gave a hoot about the stark disproportionality between its player population (overwhelmingly of color), and its head coach and front-office ranks (overwhelmingly white).

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