The Corner

Where Are The Bean-Counters Now?

There’s an article in the sports section of the Washington Post today about how the recent pressure on the National Football League to interview more African Americans for head coaching jobs has led to an “‘unprecedented amount of progress.’” Indeed, now “five of the NFL’s 32 head coaches are black.” But wait, my calculator says that means over 15.6 percent are black, and, according to the U.S. Census, only 12.9 percent of the total population say they are “African-American or African-American in combination with two or more races.” That means that blacks are now overrepresented among head coaches by a whopping 21 percent! Time to demand that the owners interview more nonblacks.