Mike Tomlin’s Super Bowl Return Is Proof Affirmative Action Works. Lessons here for schools.

ColorLines has a thoughtful piece on the NFL's Rooney Rule which requires all teams to interview at least one coach of color. As a native Pittsburgher I'm proud to have a coach of color and the Rooney Rule named after Steeler owner, Dan Rooney.

The NFL should keep the Rooney Rule to help teams work through historic, systemic, and institutional discrimination.

I know of a number of K-12 schools that have made similar guidelines when hiring faculty, staff, and administrators. It takes concerted efforts to change our existing institutions, not simply good intentions.