High school coaches need mandatory sensitivity training, N.J. lawmaker says

January 25, 2019 | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

A New Jersey high school football coach who says he is fed up with racial insensitivity wants to send his fellow coaches back to class.

State Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly, D-Passaic, also the head football coach at Hackensack High School, is calling for mandatory sensitivity training for every high school coach and athletic director in New Jersey. The training would focus on gender and sexual orientation, race and ethnicity, disabilities, religious tolerance, unconscious bias, diversity and inclusion.

“It’s unfortunate that we have to have legislation on this when these behaviors should be addressed at home and should be taught at home,” Wimberly said Thursday.

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