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Listen, learn and act: The voices of NCAA student-athletes

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How Tulane men's basketball stays educated regarding racial inequality
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2:42 pm, July 17, 2020

Trey Lance of North Dakota State football

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

change.

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2:49 pm, July 16, 2020

Kris Alleyne of Rutgers/Canisius men's lacrosse

4:52 pm, July 15, 2020

Karrington Jones of Texas Tech women's volleyball

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Before I am a student athlete, I am BLACK. Being neutral about this subject is not possible. And being quiet about this subject is betrayal. Not only in America, but all over the world there is a problem that has yet to be solved. There have been years and years and YEARS of mind control, beating, raping, killing .. down right cruelty towards black people simply because we are a darker skintone. Our MUSIC, STYLE, FEATURES, HAIR, and PERSONALITIES are loved and copied, but we are hated. Pertaining to injustice and police brutality that we have seen towards black people time and time again, it boggles my brain that I got the talk about what to NOT do when coming in contact with a police officer before the birds and the bees. Basically, hold my breath until the encounter is over and thank God that I came in contact with “one of the good ones”. It’s sickening and hurtful to know that as black people, there are so many targets on our backs, there are so many people against us, there are so many people taught to dispise us. There are so many things we have to do RIGHT, to be treated like a human being. Black lives matter more than ever right now. Our people are being killed. Our people are being killed on video, at that. So just imagine what is being done to them off camera .. in jail .. in homes .. where there is no evidence. It seems as though peace and unity is not wanted in this country. Obedience is. Obedience under an oppressive system, that has never protected and served black people. However I KNOW a change is coming. An uproar of voices of all races has been booming through the entire US and even other countries. The system hearing EVERY voice, of EVERY race, of EVERY background is so important right now. USE! YOUR! VOICE! BEING SILENT ON AN ISSUE OF THIS STATURE IS TAKING THE SIDE OF THE OPPRESSOR. Together, TOGETHER .. we will make a change! If you are not with me then you are against me. Black lives matter, MY life matters!

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3:35 pm, July 13, 2020

Darian Frost of Missouri State softball

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Kinsley Washington of UCLA softball

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

I have always been involved in the black community through experience and having parents who made sure that I was aware that the majority of others see my brothers and I as less than. Racism is not just individual instances. RACISM is EVERYWHERE. On my way to a travel ball game my dad got pulled over, not because he was speeding, not because something on his car was wrong, but the police officer “just wanted to check” if my father owned the car. A white man came to MY house trying to sell a product and when my mom answered the door this man asked to speak to the owners of the house, assuming she was the help there. My brother and uncle parked outside the front of my parents home after a UCLA football game ( around 10ish) and a white man driving by saw them on the porch and called the cops because he assumed they were “robbing the house”. Whenever I go into stores I notice myself being followed by employees to make sure “I don’t steal anything”. WAKE UP! This has been an ongoing systemic issue. THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO ABOUT POLITICS. This has everything to do with the simple fact of BLACK PEOPLE ARE TIRED OF LIVING IN FEAR. EXHAUSTED OF SEEING FRIENDS AND FAMILY BE KILLED AND CONSIDERED A THREAT SOLEY BY THE COLOR OF THEIR SKIN. For all my non-black followers. Educating others around you and trying to change their hearts would be the most helpful! In general, PLEASE use your voice/ platform to speak up about injustices seen on a daily basis or actively acknowledging and informing others that white skin comes with instilled privilege. White privilege does NOT mean your life hasn’t been hard, it means that your skin tone isn’t one of the things making it harder! #blacklivesmatter

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2:46 pm, July 9, 2020

Nikiya Mitchell of Towson women's volleyball

2:42 pm, July 9, 2020

Andy Katz talks with Alabama State basketball's Mo Williams and D.J. Heath

Andy Katz talks with Alabama State basketball's Mo Williams and D.J. Heath
1:58 pm, July 6, 2020

Lakeland's women's basketball team

1:53 pm, July 6, 2020

Andy Katz talks with all six DI men's basketball coaches in Mississippi about the state's flag

Andy Katz talks with all six DI men's basketball coaches in Mississippi about the state's flag
4:25 pm, July 1, 2020

A conversation with Georgia Tech men's basketball's Malachi Rice and Minnesota wrestling's Gable Steveson

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Brandon Johnson of Babson men's basketball

4:05 pm, June 25, 2020

Temple's Aaron McKie, De'Vondre Perry, J.P. Moorman discuss experiences with systemic racism

7:52 pm, June 24, 2020

Courtney Wallace of Nebraska softball

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Gilchrist Quansah of Chatam men's lacrosse

5:15 pm, June 22, 2020

Lennette Butler of Gallaudet softball

5:03 pm, June 22, 2020

Coach Nat. St. Laurent of Ohio Northern men's lacrosse

1:20 pm, June 19, 2020

A Juneteenth Q&A with former Colgate star Adonal Foyle

Adonal Foyle.
  • You can read an insightful Q&A with former Colgate star Adonal Foyle here. Foyle was born in Canouan, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and has a unique perspective on his experiences as a black man from from a country where, in his words, "Many of the people in power and in government in the Caribbean are black like me." Foyle graduated from Colgate with a bachelor’s degree in history and played 13 years in the NBA. He founded Democracy Matters during his pro career, a nonprofit, student organization focused on creating civic-engagement opportunities for young people. 
  • You can read more about the NCAA's recognition of Juneteenth here
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Peyton Williams of Kansas State women's basketball

12:53 pm, June 19, 2020

Cheyenne Lindsey of Florida softball

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Im usually not very personal on social media. You may see pictures of my softball career or little insights mere moments away from the field. I am An Athlete with a platform that many others are not blessed with. It is my duty as an African American woman to use my platform to educate and stand up for what is right. So this is me being personal and open. I am a Black Woman in a sport that does not have much diversity. Everyday I try to set an example so little girls that look like me know that softball can be a sport that they can play. They do not have to run track or play basketball. These are our Implicit Biases that shape they way others think of themselves. We put stigmas and boxes on one another and make it hard to break open those boxes. I have first hand felt the effects of discrimination. Hair is an important part of Black Culture but sometimes we aren’t allowed to fully express ourselves for fear of discrimination. For fear of being a distraction or fear of hearing comments about different hair changes when we wear our natural hair. The slight step sideways when a person sees me walking down the street or the surprise when I speak. I’ve been constantly told “wow you are very articulate” or “you talk white.” What is talking “white?” Because it seems as if me, a Black Woman is not able to assemble eloquent words together to correctly express myself. As if I am expected to speak in broken sentences. As if I am linguistically challenged. To feel as though you cannot fully express your feelings in fear of being labeled as the Angry Black woman. This goes way beyond police brutality. This is about a Country that was built on slavery and oppression, a Country that has failed to acknowledge the effects these events have on minorities. If I do not allow my voice to be heard how can I expect those that want to speak up and make a difference to take initiative. We must not only talk about it but be about it. Change starts with Us.

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12:32 pm, June 19, 2020

Jordan Thompson of Cincinnati women's volleyball

12:23 pm, June 19, 2020

Isaiah Ricketts of Canisius men's lacrosse

8:14 pm, June 18, 2020

Ashlynn Dunbar of Oklahoma women's volleyball

8:05 pm, June 18, 2020

Aaliyah Jordan of UCLA softball

8:04 pm, June 18, 2020
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Jayden Struble of Northeastern men's hockey