Eric Bieniemy was a tremendous college football player at Colorado.
Eric Bieniemy spent nine years as an NFL halfback.
Eric Bieniemy coached running backs at Colorado.
Then at UCLA
Then with the Minnesota Vikings.
In 2010 he became the Vikings assistant head coach.
Then he returned to Colorado as offensive cooridator.
Then he spent four seasons as the Chiefs running backs coach.
Then, beginning in 2018, he was the Chiefs’ offensive coordinator—where his team (his offense) won the Super Bowl.
His players rave about him.
His results are remarkable.
But, year after year, he fails to land a job as an NFL head coach.
Because he is black.
The vast majority of NFL owners are arch-conservative white men who voted for Donald Trump and who believe—as Mike Pompeo recently noted—multiculturalism is a bad thing. They enjoy having their muscular
negroes blacks African-Americans run the ball, and they’ll even tolerate kneeling (for now) because not tolerating kneeling went poorly. They’ll take their grandsons into the locker room after the game and have their muscular negroes blacks African-Americans pose for pictures with the tykes.
But hire a
negro black African-American head coach?