Biden lamenta la mancanza di allenatori NFL neri durante l'intervista del primo tempo del Super Bowl

Presidente Joe Biden lamented the lack of Black coaches in the NFL during a Super Bowl halftime interview Sunday evening, esortando i team a sottolineare la diversità nel loro processo di assunzione.

You’ve got to go out and lookthere’s innumerous incredibly qualified African American coaches out there,” Biden told Westwood One during an interview that aired during halftime of the Super Bowl.
The President went on to reference Vice President Kamala Harristhe nation’s first female, first Black and first South Asian vice presidentas he sought to explain the importance of representation in powerful positions.
I don’t know how many, when I picked a Black woman to be vice president, I don’t know how many hundreds of thousands of little girls just said, ‘I can do that.’ … It matters, it matters,” the President said. “And I don’t understand why they cannot find, because they exist, so many African American coaches that are qualified, that should be in the pros in my view.
    The NFL has long been criticized for a lack of diversity among top coaching and management positions. Nel 2003, the league adopted a policy called the Rooney Rule, requiring every team with a head coaching vacancy to interviewat least one or more diverse candidates” — but the policy hasn’t yielded a diverse set of head coaches.
    Solo two people of color were hired to head coaching positions in the NFL this cycle.
    In particolare, il Tampa Bay Buccaneers — chi won the Super Bowl Sundayhave among the most diverse coaching staffs across the NFL.
    All three of the team’s coordinatorsdefensive coordinator Todd Bowles, offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich and special teams coordinator Keith Armstrongare Black. So is assistant head coach and run game coordinator Harold Goodwin.
    The Buccaneers are also the only team that has two full-time assistant coaches that are women — assistant defensive line coach Lori Locust and assistant strength and conditioning coach Maral Javadifar. Inoltre, Tampa Bay’s front office includes Jacqueline Davidson, the team’s director of football research, and Carly Helfand, a scouting assistant.
      I don’t know if I’ve ever been part of anything like this,” Leftwich said in a session with reporters in the lead up to the Super Bowl.
      This is unique. This is different. This is not the norm. This is not the norm of how this league and how the coaching staff looks across the league.

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