Yesterday I enjoyed watching the NFC and AFC championship games. The Chicago Bears and IndianapolisÂ Colts both advanced to the Superbowl. It was only in watching the post-game coverage that I realized this Superbowl is now considered historic as both coaches are African-American. Never before has an African-American head coach made it to the Superbowl.
That the game analysts felt it necessary to discuss the coaches’Â ethnicity seems racist to me. African-Americans have achievedÂ enough that it should no longer be newsÂ that someone who has accomplished something great has aÂ darkÂ complexion.
It seems that true equality for African-Americans will arrive when the first African-American to accomplish something is not referred to as “the first African-American to….”