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I am a director of a soccer organization and a female coach

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I am a director of a soccer organization and a female coach has been accused of racism due to lack of playtime. The parent has taken it to the state association and with an email expressing her reasons why. Both the coach and I want to be sensitive, however this could affect the coaches livelihood and the club of its reputation. Any advice would be appreciated
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You and the coach need to prepare a response to show that the playing time has nothing to do with the race of the player. Parents today are very fast to make up excuses for the reasons their children do not succeed. You need to provide your detailed evidence of play time showing that the time was near as close to equitable or was not done based on her race.

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