Rooney Rule Essay

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Rooney Rule This quote was by Steelers co-owner Dan Rooney II and was speaking about what his father Dan Rooney (former chairman/owner of the Pittsburg Steelers) thought him as a young child. "The biggest thing he passed on and I hope we continue it, is to treat people right." Dan Rooney is the inventor of what is now known as the Rooney rule: it’s the practice in which all NFL teams have to interview at least one minority during coaching vacancies. There is mixed support for this rule, with those against viewing this practice as reverse discrimination, which hurts more than helps any minority’s chance of getting hired. Ten years after the rule was implemented, NFL owners gathered again to discuss issues about the hiring cycle. Not a single
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