(From Forbes) — In the history of the NFL, there have only been 17 black head coaches who have coached at least one entire season (minimum 16 games) with a team. But four of these — or 23.5% — were fired from winning teams.

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This article illustrates the destructive force of unconscious bias, which is the bane of an open society. It stifles progress and opportunities for those in the minority. What’s worse, it is a precursor to bigotry. Unconscious bias by definition is invisible, and can be a hard pill to swallow for many who consider themselves free of racist tendencies. Yet it is there. And it is ever present – embedded in all forms of oppression and prejudice. How do you combat it? At Beyond Diversity, we believe doing your own work is essential. It begins by admitting unconscious bias lurks within you. Then open a book on the subject. When you’re ready, take a course or enroll in a workshop. In the end, you’ll be glad you did. And be better for it.