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Infographic shows racial disparity when reporting on potential NFL players




NEW YORK, NY - MAY 08:  A general view of the draft stage after the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on May 8, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 08: A general view of the draft stage after the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on May 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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 A new interactive tool on Deadspin's website allows you to input a word from NFL scouting reports conducted by three media outlets and see on a graph how often the word was used to describe black players compared to their white counterparts (Click graphic to see interactive graphic).

Reuben Fischer-Baum, infographics editor of Deadspin, joins the show to talk about how and why they crunched these numbers, and what this data tells us about the perception of potential draft picks based on their race.



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