For decades, NFL teams actively discouraged Black players from playing quarterback, the sport’s marquee position.
Today, we go through this shameful history — and celebrate this year’s historic Super Bowl, which features two Black starting quarterbacks for the first time. Read the full transcript here.
Host: Gustavo Arellano
Guests: L.A. Times opinion columnist LZ Granderson
Column: The NFL should stop running from its racial history
No one should forget about Doug Williams
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