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There will be another Jon Gruden in the NFL. He’s probably already there

For those who believe in swift justice, Jon Gruden’s downfall seems to fit the bill.

After all, Gruden’s resignation Monday as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders came just hours after the New York Times reported that he sent racist, homophobic, and misogynistic emails to NFL executives for the better part of seven years.

I know some see this as a victory in the battle against bias, racism, and other forms of hate. But Gruden stepping down doesn’t amount to a hill of beans when it comes to addressing the NFL’s tortured record on race. Whether we’re talking about the ban on Black players in the 1930s and ‘40s, the role of race in evaluating Black quarterbacks, or the dearth of Black head coaches, the league still has much work to do to reckon with its history.

Another racist could easily step into Gruden’s spot and keep the hate coming. Judging by Gruden’s emails, though, it might be hard to match the scope and venom of his insults.
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