Re: Rooney Rule
Posted by stevie57 on 9/6/2019, 6:26 am, in reply to "Re: Rooney Rule"
Needs to sit comfortably and legally with the Equality Act 2010 (the one that brought together all pre-existing legislation along with new provisions under one Act). |
In some respects, the need for this rule suggests that the Equality Act does not go far enough, or there are still other issues to address, most obviously: why there are insufficient BAME candidates of the right calibre available.
It is well-intentioned, may tackle some areas of indirect discrimination and represents an attempt at positive action. It may have some unintended consequences in that the number of Ďfailedí BAME applicants is likely to rise.
Some care needs to be taken with the BAME label; whilst the figures for successful Black applicants are poor, they are far better than those for Asian and other minority ethnic groups - the BAME label hides a separate issue in my view.
This issue is one that actually affects all professional football clubs at every level, beginning with supporters. The number of fans from Black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups is not representative of the local populations; this is evident both in overwhelmingly White areas like County but also at places like Luton or Leicester where there is a similarly, overwhelmingly white fanbase.
It is one of those cases where doing nothing is probably worse than doing something; but the issues are wider and deeper within both football and society than just BAME managers and coaches.