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Coach Sues NFL Alleging Racist Hiring

The NFL has struggled to respectfully represent the diverse country. Although the Washington team’s name no longer includes a racial slur, the former head coach for the Miami Dolphins has sued the NFL and three teams alleging racism in their hiring practices. The coach also alleges that he was asked to deliberately lose games in order to position the team for early draft picks. Listen to hear about the coach’s experiences and the NFL’s history of working toward greater diversity among its top leadership.


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Listening Comprehension Questions

  • What was one of Malala Yousafzai’s first experiences with the dangers of religious extremism?
  • After miraculously surviving her attack, what has Malala focused her work on?
  • What is the message that Malala is trying to send to those in power?
  • What does Malala want to do in the future?
  • What are the goals of Malala’s mission to support girls?

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  • What is your opinion on Malala’s message about the power of education?
  • Why do you think that ISIS might want to silence people like Malala?

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