Robert L. Johnson Op-ed: How Boards Can Make the Right Call on Diversity, featured in AGENDA

In 2007, two African American football coaches, Tony Dungy of the Indianapolis Colts and Lovie Smith of the Chicago Bears, led their teams to the Super Bowl. Who do you think won? The Colts did — and even more important, so did diversity in the National Football League. In 2003, the NFL had established the Rooney Rule, which required the 32 teams to give fair interviews to qualified minority candidates whenever a head coaching or general manager position became available.