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(NPR)   NFL to stop officially employing Scientific Racism. However they promise to keep doing it unofficially to maintain tradition   (npr.org) divider line
    More: Unlikely, White people, Black people, Race, Lou Gehrig, Miscegenation, Former NFL players Ken Jenkins, United Kingdom, African American  
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2021-10-22 6:57:27 AM  
Theater of bravado.
Men in tights.
Bully ballet.
A front for organized crime.

A rose by my other name
 
2021-10-22 7:48:59 AM  
Headline: "NFL agrees to race-based brain testing"

First sentence: "The NFL agreed to end race-based adjustments in dementia testing "
 
2021-10-22 7:59:03 AM  
Policy enacted by Jimmy the Greek.
 
2021-10-22 9:02:12 AM  
It's incredible that this was still going on.
 
2021-10-22 9:51:48 AM  
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2021-10-22 11:40:19 AM  
These clowns seem to be practically begging to have their stadiums end up as damaged as Flavian Amphitheatre on a much shorter timescale.
 
2021-10-22 12:13:53 PM  

someonelse: It's incredible that this was still going on.

"The league had agreed in June, amid the uproar, to halt the use of race-norming, which assumes Black players start with lower cognitive function."


Goddamn.  On the Year of Our Lawd Twenty and Twenty One, we still do this shiat.
 
2021-10-22 12:44:47 PM  
So for broad-based studies Academics have used "black" as an indicator for "poor" because the former was available (or more reliable) and highly correlated with the latter.

Then the NFL applied that to individual testing? That is stupid.
 
2021-10-22 12:57:35 PM  

dywed88: So for broad-based studies Academics have used "black" as an indicator for "poor" because the former was available (or more reliable) and highly correlated with the latter.

Then the NFL applied that to individual testing? That is stupid.


Well, it went beyond socio-economics and simply said being black automatically means poor cognitive function.  So when someone tested poorly, the response was that the test result was not the product of a man bashing his head 500 times, it's because he's black.  Then they thank him for coming in and tell him to be sure to visit the gift shop.
 
2021-10-22 1:00:52 PM  

Rent Party: someonelse: It's incredible that this was still going on.

"The league had agreed in June, amid the uproar, to halt the use of race-norming, which assumes Black players start with lower cognitive function."

Goddamn.  On the Year of Our Lawd Twenty and Twenty One, we still do this shiat.


In 2021 watching 22 guys give each other permanent brain damage is the biggest source of entertainment in the US.

And then there is the UFC.  At least boxing is going down (in the US, still huge in the developing world) and hockey is becoming steadily less "blood on the rocks".
 
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