Civil Rights

Does the EPL Need a “Rooney Rule”?

By Andrew Taylor In recent weeks there have been high-profile discussions in English soccer about the need for a “Rooney Rule”.  The “Rooney Rule” was created in 2003 by Art Rooney of the Pittsburgh Steelers to ensure that all NFL teams who have a head coaching vacancy interview a minority candidate.  This was to redress…

Obama and the Gay Rights Agenda

by Michael Branson Last Wednesday, October 22, President Obama signed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act into law. The Act expands the 1969 federal hate-crimes law to include crimes motivated by the victims’ gender identity or perceived sexual orientation. In addition, the bill, which stalled in Congress two years ago…