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A call to civil rights action in college football

Originally Published: December 8, 2008
By Richard Lapchick | Special to ESPN.com

It is time to declare a civil rights movement in college football.

We need a new game plan. We need a new arsenal of weapons that will change the hiring practices for head football coaches. What we have now is a failure.

We also need to revitalize the system of public education that produces our college student-athletes.

You don't really need a study to conclude that four African-American head coaches out of 119 Football Bowl Subdivision schools -- in a sport ...

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