Does the NFL Still Need the 'Rooney Rule'?

Some think that the rule requiring NFL team owners to consider minority candidates for head coach and general manager jobs is no longer needed. The co-creator of the policy disagrees.

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Deron Snyder, an award-winning journalist who covers sports, politics and pop culture, is a regular contributor to The Root. He can be reached at deron@blackdoorventures.com.

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Based in Washington, D.C., Deron Snyder is an award-winning journalist with more than 25 years of experience, previously serving as a columnist, editorial writer and reporter with several Gannett publications. His sports column appears in the Washington Times. Follow him on Twitter.

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