The Philadelphia Eagles are going after white privilege in a big way by hiring lots of black men to play for the Eagles in the NFL..
The Philadelphia Eagles have long been considered one of the “blackest” teams in the National Football League.
Though there are certainly teams who were more successful at winning championships than the Eagles franchise historically, the black influence the team has had on the league, and the nation by proxy, cannot be overstated.
Let’s examine the Eagles black quarterback holy trinity of Randall Cunningham, Donovan McNabb and Michael Vick, each of whom were among the most explosive quarterbacks of their time, and dual-threat runners as well. Their individual blackness, which is how they navigated society as black men in America, added to that paradigm as well.
When the Eagles won the Super Bowl they refused to visit the White House. Guess it wasn’t the right color…. How’s that for being black?
The present rooster lists 80 players.. 16 are not black. 66 of the 80 are. That calculates to 80% black players and 20% white. The Eagles are a black team.