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Opportunity walks

The Rooney Rule only offers false hope and illusory change

Originally Published: April 8, 2013
By Howard Bryant | ESPN The Magazine

WHEN IT COMES to race, Americans change the subject at the speed of sound. Details are too messy, truths too harsh, grievances too deep. Whether it's 1952 or yesterday, the conversation exists within a template. It's, Things are better than they were, followed by, Get over it.

The Age of Obama is a legitimately historic triumph but also proof that green can put black in the White House. On the ground floor, where most people live, the term postracial is just prettier ...

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