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NFL Accused of Racially Discriminating Against Ex-Players in Brain Damage Settlement Payouts

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The National Football League is either the latest publicized culprit of racism, or the victim of racist accusations. The Hill reports, “the NFL is coming under growing pressure from critics who say its landmark concussion settlement treats ex-players differently based on race, making it more difficult for Black retirees to get payouts.”

The critics say the settlement is inherently a form of systemic racism because it “uses race-based criteria for neuropsychologists to assess whether Black and white former players have valid dementia-related claims stemming from their football careers.”

The criteria in question is “the concept of using different statistical curves based on race, known as ‘race-norming” reports The Hill, which says is “inherently controversial.” “Race-norming” and the Attorney who negotiated the settlement for the roughly 20,000 ex-players in the class-action lawsuit, Christopher Seeger, is also facing criticism for how the payouts are being distributed.

Over 50,000 people signed an online petition to have U.S. District Judge Anita Brody, who presided over the settlement, select a new attorney to represent the players, of which about 70 percent are Black.

The estimated $1 billion 2015 court-approved settlement has “paid around $800 million in claims so far” and the payments range from “around $27,000 up to $5.3 million, depending on a retiree’s age and degree of impairment” according to The Hill.

Seeger told The Hill earlier this week that race-norming has been used for decades. However, he added that he is continuing to investigate whether former players have “been disadvantaged in any way by the application of race norms.”

“Moving forward, we are focused on eliminating the use of demographic norms that adjust for race, and putting into place purely race-neutral demographic norms” added Seeger. The NFL has declared there is “no merit” to charges of racial discrimination in the payouts.

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  1. Ginger

    May 15, 2021 at 12:38 pm

    It just never ends. Players willingly go into a career that they KNOW is INHERENTLY dangerous and could leave them with either career ending injuries and/or subject to medical conditions post career. They are paid 100s of millions of dollars and live lives of luxury all while knowing that the onset of certain afflictions is a possibility and they can get paid for it. 70 PERCENT of players are black yet they are being discriminated against? Give me a break, I’m sick of it.

  2. WILLIAM FLYNN

    May 16, 2021 at 8:32 am

    Looks like the “lawyer” is more of an ambulance chaser than anything else. Bigger payouts………More money in his pocket. Race has NOTHING to do with it ! Payouts are based on the degree of damage suffered.

  3. Charles C Baldwin

    May 16, 2021 at 3:17 pm

    “Race norming” is based on blacks having lower IQs and poorer neuropsychiatric function than whites and others. This difference is probably even greater among NFL football players. If the NFL buckles on this it is just another example of their anti-white, pro black racism.

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Real estate websites Redfin, Realtor.com will no longer display crime data ‘due to racial bias concerns’

The woke culture is not only a facilitator for crime, but it also protects criminals and endangers citizens

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The woke culture is not only a facilitator for crime, but it also protects criminals and endangers citizens. Two popular homebuying websites, Zillow and Redfin, are the latest companies to kowtow to a weak and sensitive culture.

Redfin and Realtor.com both “put forth announcements on the same day back in December that their sites will no longer display or gather any crime data for the neighborhoods covered within them due to racial bias concerns” reports Steadfastandloyal.com.

In a blog post, CEO of Realtor.com David Doctorow wrote the company is attempting to “break down those hurdles” of discrimination in homeownership. “For example, earlier this month, we removed the crime map layer from all search results on Realtor.com to rethink the safety information we share on Realtor.com and how we can best integrate it as part of a consumer’s home search experience,” stated Doctorow.

“In the weeks and months ahead, we plan to examine closely what neighborhood safety means for buyers and renters who use our site so we can reimagine how we integrate safety data on Realtor.com. Our goal is to ensure we are providing consumers with the most valuable, fair and accurate neighborhood data so they can make informed decisions about where they want to rent or purchase their next home,” added Doctorow.

In a blog post on the same day, the chief growth officer for Redfin, Christian Taubman, wrote Redfin was entirely aware that people want to know “whether they’ll feel safe in a given home or neighborhood,” but “the data available don’t allow us to speak accurately to that question, and given the long history of redlining and racist housing covenants in the United States there’s too great a risk of this inaccuracy reinforcing racial bias.”

“We believe that Redfin–and all real estate sites–should not show neighborhood crime data,” Taubman stated.

Taubman went on to inaccuracies of crime reporting as an excuse for not adding the information to its website. “In the 2019 survey, people reporting crimes were more likely to describe their offender as young, male, and Black than would be expected given the representation of those groups in the population,” he said.

Taubman concluded, “in this case we’re confident that the crime data that are available today ought not to be on Redfin or any other real estate site.”

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Chicago 911 Dispatcher says ‘All Hell Has Broken Loose’ Crime is ‘Nonstop’

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The liberal run city of Chicago is in a downward spiral suffocated by crime. Few understand what is happening better than 911 dispatchers who have the impossible task of listening to people suffer through crimes, yet unable to help them due to liberal policies creating a violent crime epidemic and police shortage.

Keith Thornton posted a video to Facebook last week saying Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is “a disgrace.” Thornton took it upon himself to warn citizens about which Chicago police district is unavailable due to the staffing shortages.

In an interview with Fox & Friends Thornton said that “all hell has broken loose” in Chicago while local officials have failed to act. “It’s been shenanigans, and it’s just nonstop, day after day. It doesn’t matter if it’s morning time, evening time, whatever –at all hours of the day, there is a massive amount of crime taking place within the city of Chicago.”

“When I’m getting text messages from officers telling me that they’re scared and afraid for their safety because they’re working by themselves, and then the beat next to them would normally back them up, they’re not even there because the cars are down. That’s a problem. It’s a safety concern” Thornton said in an interview with Chicago’s WLS-TV.

Chicago Police Department data shows homicides, shootings, thefts and criminal sexual assaults are all up drastically compared to last year. Lightfoot has not only been a proponent of defunding the police, she also behaved viciously towards law enforcement.

After Chicago Police Officer Ella French was killed during a routine traffic stop, Lightfoot blamed “guns and the violence they bring” for her death. When Lightfoot visited French’s partner who was wounded and fighting for his life at the time at the hospital, dozens of officers at the hospital turned their back on the mayor.

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