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Derek Peterson has taken an enormous personal risk by being the first black person to be appointed as an NFL general manager. Many would ask him about the possibility of going to prison for his decision, but he isn’t interested in commenting on that. What he is interested in is one thing–his decision-making process, which is the most important part of the business.
The NFL has a lot of talent, even on the bench.
Peterson’s selection is a bit of an up-and-comer, but so are the many people from his own community. Peterson is from St. Louis, where being black has no inherent downside, as the recent riots show. Peterson lives in a white suburb outside the city. He has also attended several black schools in the area, so he is more in tune with the racial issues that permeate the region’s culture and have little to do with football.
“The last thing I thought about,” Peterson said, while in front of a group of reporters on Monday in New York City, “because a lot of them have grown up here and are very aware of what’s going on, is just how big an issue this is, the lack of race relations and the lack of justice.”
Peterson, whose father, Reggie, was killed in the riots, said he knew a little about what was going on on February 28, 1995, when members of the Baltimore Ravens were brutally beaten on a city street with a firebomb. During his interview with Bill Barnhart, Peterson expressed a particular sense of responsibility to help the city he called “home” through the league’s “institutional racism,” with which it has had an issue from his youth until now.
“The thing about it is, you could probably be here in Baltimore and not be aware of the issue, or if you are aware, and if you’re black, the issue is not a huge deal to you for some reason,” Peterson said. “For me, it is a very big deal. I’m concerned for the kids, the younger ones that this is still going on and we’re still dealing with these issues, and it is something that has to be dealt with.”
The league had some problems to solve long before Peterson arrived. It also had some problems to solve, but it had never been able to