Affirmative action and the NFL

The NFL is bewildered by the fact that the very people who are supposed to be benefiting from their proposed new SJW program are opposed to it:

Last Friday, news that the NFL would consider incentivizing minority hires for general manager and top coaching positions boomeranged around the league. It elicited an array of questions: How would this work? Would it make a difference? And for some black coaches, who have lived the very problem at the root of this proposal, they wondered why this was the first time they were hearing about an idea they viewed as unhelpful—or even insulting.

The thing is, black coaches in the NFL have historically underperformed the average, which is the exact opposite of what should have been the case if they were being irrationally discriminated against.

All that affirmative action accomplishes is to confirm for everyone the very non-problem it is supposed to disprove, namely, the intrinsic inferiority of the group supposedly being helped. Seeing even more black coaches go 3-36-1, like Hue Jackson did at the helm of the Cleveland Browns, isn’t going to convince NFL owners to saddle their teams with the disadvantage of an intellectually overmatched coaching staff, no matter how many draft picks are dangled in front of them as an incentive.

UPDATE: Common sense prevailed for the time being.

The NFL’s latest idea to incentivize hiring minority coaches and GMs does not appear to be going forward. Owners voted to table the resolution that would have incentivized hiring minorities, according to Jim Trotter of NFL Media.