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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Inequality of College African American Coaches Possible Solution "After it appeared that we had made some progress when it came to hiring men's basketball coaches of color, it's apparent from this report that progress has slowed or stopped all together, and that's incredibly disappointing," "Not so long ago, it was the trendy thing to hire coaches of color, but I believe that those in the decision-making apparatus have turned their backs on those they were so eager to hire just a few years earlier." Established in 2003, the Rooney Rule requires NFL teams to interview at least one minority candidate for all vacant head coaching positions and other executive football operation spots ... ... Division 1 Statistics Division I African-American head coaches (18.6 percent through the 2011-12 season) is at its lowest mark since the 1995-96 season- "2012 Racial and Gender Report Card: College Sport" 57.2 percent of Division I men's basketball players are African-American. Of the 124 Division 1-A college football schools, only 15 had African-American coaches in the 2012 season, according to an executive report by the Black Coaches Association. Notre Dame women's associate head coach Carol Owens, president of the Black Coaches Association. After just three seasons, the Rooney Rule led to an increase of 22 percent in the number of African- American head coaches in the NFL, and those numbers rise every season
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