OarChambo wrote: theoutlawdekepatton wrote:
OarChambo wrote:If person X, regardless of their color/gender/sexual orientation, chooses one of these path's then they have a greater likelihood of developing into a head coach. The GA route is just one of those path's.
That path was decided by who?
I thought America was supposed to be a meritocracy and thats why John Lynch is an NFL GM? Black people choosing a different path doesn't mean they are less worthy or that their achievements should be overlooked.
I really don't think what you are posting is as rational as you think it is.
Nobody decided anything. An objective 3rd party researched the data and that's what the data said. Data doesn't lie, it doesn't have feelings nor bias. What users do with that data, that's a different story.
I don't mean they got together and had a vote and left tangible evidence. I mean 'they' implicitly individually decided black coaches weren't good enough to hire. No matter what channel they took to practice their field (and I suspect there are socio-economic factors as to why there are more white lower level coaches at the college level which is not being considered).
Insistence on reviewing 'data'or empirical evidence completely overlooks the obvious irrationality that is applied to the hiring procedure. It really doesn't take much analysis to determine the root cause of why there are few black coaches and why it is out of sync with the ratio of black playing personnel. And it is nothing to do with the actions and choices of the black coaches themselves. Nor the success or failure of previous black coaches for that matter (as few and far between, and as limited in opportunity they had even when appointed).
As far as the article you cited goes, it seems obvious to me that the data that the article refers to is an effect of the historic pattern of coaching positions in football, not a cause of the result of coaching searches.
Honestly, with that kind of thing, I think there is a danger coming across as a frustrated white guy with a superiority complex.
Especially when there is a never ending set of examples of white guys being appointed to authoritative positions who have 'broken the mould'. And then, in many cases, failed.