One of the most important points of discussion in the NFL today is the promotion of equality in its ranks, however, the diversity of the coaching staff continues to fall behind in the process. Although the players in the NFL are predominantly African-American, the lack of representation in coaching is completely disproportionate (only five coaches at the end of the 2017 NFL season were African-American).

The youth of today hear the message on repeat: take action, take action, take action. Now, as this tumultuous American social climate further interacts with our personal lives, it’s easy to feel as though we are observers of this change rather than active members. Yet we sense the gravity of our action, or lack thereof. We understand that “take action” is a vital outcry, but how do we begin?