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Mon May 17, 2021, 11:14 AM

 

NFL families seek to end 'race-norming' in $1bn concussion settlement (The Guardian)

NFL families seek to end ‘race-norming’ in $1bn concussion settlement

Thousands of retired Black professional football players, their families and supporters are demanding an end to the controversial use of “race-norming” to determine which players are eligible for payouts in the NFL’s $1 billion settlement of brain injury claims, a system experts say is discriminatory.

Former Washington running back Ken Jenkins, 60, and his wife Amy Lewis on Friday delivered 50,000 petitions demanding equal treatment for Black players to senior US district judge Anita B Brody in Philadelphia, who is overseeing the massive settlement. Former players who suffer dementia or other diagnoses can be eligible for a payout.

Under the settlement, however, the NFL has insisted on using a scoring algorithm on the dementia testing that assumes Black men start with lower cognitive skills. They must therefore score much lower than whites to show enough mental decline to win an award. The practice, which went unnoticed until 2018, has made it harder for Black former players to get awards.

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So the NFL takes the position that African Americans are stupid, so it's sort of OK to beat their brains out?

Have I got that right?

I've long though the NFL is a corrupt organization, but now this.

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Passenger May 2021 OP
underpants May 2021 #1
Passenger May 2021 #2
genxlib May 2021 #3
ShazamIam May 2021 #4
crickets May 2021 #5
malaise May 2021 #6

Response to Passenger (Original post)

Mon May 17, 2021, 11:20 AM

1. I was not aware of that at all.

Wow.

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Response to underpants (Reply #1)

Mon May 17, 2021, 11:26 AM

2. To say nothing of the whole question of the validity of IQ tests.

 

Wasn't that settled long ago?

I guess nothing is ever really settled.

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Response to Passenger (Original post)

Mon May 17, 2021, 11:31 AM

3. Wow

I had not heard that. Unbelievably racist.

Thanks for bringing it to our attention and welcome to DU

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Response to Passenger (Original post)

Mon May 17, 2021, 11:43 AM

4. A must read article for all those claiming there is no institutionalized racism in the U.S. It is

present in almost every aspect of life, health care of women, education of children, housing, Justice, and on and on and on.

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Response to Passenger (Original post)

Mon May 17, 2021, 02:34 PM

5. It's disgusting that the NFL has been doing this.

How can this not be seen as discriminatory? Ugh.

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Response to Passenger (Original post)

Mon May 17, 2021, 03:00 PM

6. This should have 500 recs

There is no racism

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