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Is the Rooney Rule necessary now?

Occasionally I head over to Bleacher Report, I don't know why, and this one guy who posts some Raiders articles (loose use of the word) always blames Russell's ineptness on the fact he's black and all the white folk coaches are trying to hinder him at the Raiders (and the media too). But today he made a comment about how only Al Davis is giving blacks a chances (the guy is black and goes on his tyrants). So it got me thinking: Is the Rooney Rule still necessary? We all know what the Rooney Rule is. It requires National Football League teams to interview minority candidates for head coaching and senior football operations opportunities. Plenty of minority coaches have been hired and had success.  I do believe when it was enacted it was a neccesity and has helped the NFL out greatly by introducing more talented coaches that may have been overlooked by primitive minded society of the past, but are we still in that place in society? I feel it's simply a formality so the team doesn't get fined and most are token interviews, which isn't fair to the affected person. I think it actually makes it a harder slap in the face because they know it's not a real interview, it's just to cover the bases.

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