Why Congress Needs The NFL’s ‘Rooney Rule’ (Commentary)

Why Congress needs the NFL’s ‘Rooney Rule’ (Commentary)

Don Bell is director of the Black Talent Initiative at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies and a former president of the Senate Black Legislative Staff Caucus.
By Don Bell | Special to The Washington Post
In July, the killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile just a day apart were a watershed moment in the community of black Capitol Hill staffers, including me. Despite the horror of what Americans saw on recorded video and live-streamed on Facebook, Congress did nothing. The indifference of members I otherwise respected disturbed me. Black staff in both houses and on both sides …

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