Black coaches like other black coaches--Reuters

In an article headlined "Indy coach Dungy hoping for Colts-Bears Super Bowl," Reuters journalist Larry Fine reports:

Bears head coach Lovie Smith is also African American.

"I'm definitely rooting for Lovie," Dungy told reporters in a news conference at the Colts complex in Indianapolis.

"He's a tremendous coach. I just like him, not only as a coach but as a person, and the way he carries himself and handles his team. So I'm pulling for them."

Nowhere in the article is Dungy quoted as saying anything remotely approaching race. No, Mr. Fine apparently takes for granted the idea that black folk ought to like and root for each other, simply on the basis that they're black. How far we've come...

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