Black Players Dominate Football, but Black Coaches Still Get Sidelined

Episode Notes

The NFL claims that Black coaches are treated fairly in the league. But former Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores is suing, saying he can’t get a job because of racial bias. On today’s episode of A Word, Jason Johnson is joined by Joel Anderson, co-host of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, to talk about the controversy, and the limits of the “Rooney Rule” in ending racism in hiring for NFL coaches.

Guest: Joel Anderson, co-host of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen and host of Slow Burn: The L.A. Riots

Podcast production by Jasmine Ellis.

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