Advertising Industry Awards Still Have Not Addressed the Racial Reckoning

Opinion: Now is the time for the agency world to move beyond promises

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In the 1960s and ‘70s, American football—along with the country at large—underwent a period of desegregation. It’s no surprise then that within the sport, racial stacking systematically worked to keep Black players limited to certain positions. The quarterback was considered to be a strategic “thinking” position, and it was believed that Black players weren’t smart enough to run the team.