In Coaching, ‘Diversity’ Is a Trick Play

photo by P. A. Jensen

My latest opinion column in the Duluth News Tribune asks why, if it’s so important to hire black coaches who resemble their players, we also celebrate hiring white women to coach in the NBA.

From the article:

“Why the confusion about what ‘diversity’ means? It’s because, for a long time, our need for diversity has been so obvious that we haven’t needed a clear goal — ‘more’ worked just fine. For fear of sounding complacent, we haven’t stopped to consider what ‘enough diversity’ would even look like.”




P.A. Jensen (@RuralityChecker) lives in Minnesota with his wife and son.

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