KIN353RooneyRuleExecSummary

KIN353RooneyRuleExecSummary - The Rooney Rule, as named for...

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The Rooney Rule, as named for former chairman of the National Football League’s diversity committee Dan Rooney, encourages member organizations to incorporate minorities into executive positions. Originally, the rule was designed to affect head coaches of the 32 teams, but now it can be applied to “senior operating” positions that include vice president and general manager (Florio 2009). While the rule was constructed to bring diverse people and perspectives into leadership roles within the teams, it has not done enough since it began being used in 2002. Minorities have been regarded as a “protected class” since the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Rooney Rule exists to reduce the need for protection (Clark 1991). While the intentions of the rule are more than acceptable, the results demonstrate that it has been ineffective at making change. When the Rooney Rule was incorporated by the NFL in 2002, there were five minority head coaches and eight years later in 2010 that number has
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