Posted on Jun 3, 2021
Lt Col Charlie Brown
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NFL Agrees to Stop Treating Blacks as Less Intelligent in Dementia Lawsuits


Turns out, they used a race-based method of evaluating dementia claims (NY Times). Kira Davis explains, and eviscerates, the absurd concept employed by the NFL known as “Race Norming” (RedState).
https://redstate.com/kiradavis/2021/06/02/what-in-the-actual-hell-is-race-norming-and-why-is-the-nfl-just-now-admitting-to-it-n390309
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LTC Stephen F.
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Thank you my friend Lt Col Charlie Brown for posting the Salem Radio News Daybreak Insider [that I also receive via email each weekday] extract focused on the NFL used a race-based method of evaluating dementia claims

NFL agrees to drop race bias in concussion claims
The NFL has said it will stop settling concussion lawsuits using a race-based formula that assumes black players have lower cognitive function than whites. America's top-flight football league also pledged to review previous brain injury claims that have been settled via the practice known as race-norming. Two black players have filed a civil rights lawsuit over the practice. More than 2,000 former NFL players have filed dementia claims, but fewer than 600 have received compensation. In its use of race-norming, the league compares a given player's cognitive test scores with the supposed norm for his demographic group. Under the methodology, black players are assumed to possess a lower level of cognitive function than the average white player. But the standard means that in order to qualify for compensation the average black player must demonstrate a greater level of cognitive decline than a white counterpart. The NFL has defended the practice in the past, saying its standards "relied on widely accepted and long-established cognitive tests and scoring methodologies". The formula was established in the 1990s for dementia payments, before the NFL adopted its use to determine how players should receive settlements.
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They should!
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