Women ’s basketball community members scream out in response to the death and protests of George Floyd | Hoopfeed.com
Published on June 1, 2020
Through Cheryl Coward
In view of the recent deaths of black Americans in the hands of the police and the nationwide protests that took place in the last week of May, female basketball players, coaches and managers Again against injustice.
The first remarks against racism and police brutality were after the death of Ahmed Arbery, who was killed by a former law enforcement officer and his son in Brunswick, Georgia in late February . However, it was not until the video tape appeared in early May that the two men were investigated for crime.
On March 13, the police in Louisville, Kentucky, invaded her home with a 26-year-old African American Breonna Taylor ’s shooting in search of a man who had been detained and had no relationship with Taylor. It also aroused people’s anger.
On May 25, Police Officer Minneapolis killed George Floyd. The tension between police officers and black Americans reached a tipping point, leading to protests across the country, many of which As external infiltrators become violent in some cases, they become violent white supremacists.
Dawn Staley, the head coach of South Carolina and the senior US national women ’s team, Was one of the first well-known coaches to comment on the murder.
She wrote an article, published in the June 1 “Gamer Tribune”, outlining her thoughts, which was interrupted by personal anecdotes, and her family worried that her mother would grow up in South Carolina Being lynched for speaking for himself. From her article:
You will only hear some of these murders. You have heard of them and can only imagine. But you can’t actually see someone lie There. Smoking. Last breath. Mother son brother
What do you say to young people who have watched this video?
What do I say to my niece and nephew?
What do I say to players? They are like my children.
I have to give them at least some Hopefully what happened to George Floyd will never happen to them, but I have no words Because the fact is: this may happen to each of us.
Texas A & M principal Gary Blair wrote in a statement: He started his professional coaching career at an all-black high school in South Dallas.
“In the past few weeks, and now the death of George Floyd, the young women and coaches in our plan have been angry, confused and sad, and I am heartbroken for them. Unfortunately What ’s more, for many of them and their families, this is not the first time they have to ask why? All of us should ask why, regardless of our race or ethnicity. “
Others have joined, from WNBA players to sports managers. The following is just a small part of the news posted on social media by members of the women ’s basketball community. Coaches and athletes continue to express their thoughts on the efforts to provide justice for the families of the deceased in the United States due to the violent influence of systemic racism.
Act quickly, quickly and orderly. https://t.co/uVNR7ZvpBf
-Dawn Starley (@dawnstaley) May 28, 2020
Today, the Cal women ’s basketball team led a wonderful game @ 21charmin . Discuss the space that affects social justice issues for all of us. At these moments, opportunities and discussions are important. Full movie @CalWBBall Instagram IGTV. pic.twitter.com/MkQ8bYDYRX
-????? -???? (@AP_Cali) May 31, 2020
-Neil Ivey (@IrishCoachIvey) May 31, 2020
my thoughts. pic.twitter.com/NIMlVOE0Mu
— ADIA BARNES ????? (@AdiaBarnes) May 31, 2020
Some athletes will be amazing politicians. And I ’m not kidding
Leadership and teamwork skills
These are the characteristics that many athletes usually have
But should I shut up and dribble? https://t.co/d3IjmNGnyny2
-Renee Montgomery (@itsreneem_) May 29, 2020
Now is the time to change. Enough is enough. pic.twitter.com/hXbSgppm5T
-WNBA (@WNBA) May 29, 2020
These photos were taken about 5 years ago. Still praying for change. Pray that my three sisters and the best friend in the world can live in peace, not fear The ball eventually stopped bouncing, but the family always existed. #blacklivesmatter #Change starts from me pic.twitter.com/VnBxj9ne6k
-Lindsay Whalen (@ Lindsay_13) May 29, 2020
For Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and too many other women, men and children. pic.twitter.com/OBA80TX1BW
-WNBPA (@TheWNBPA) May 29, 2020
If you remain silent, I will not accompany you.https://t.co/CZraG1jxk1
-Natasha Cloud (@ T_Cloud4) May 30, 2020
When I asked what I should do as an angry white man, one of my players sent me this message. “I think it’s important to be a role model for people with thousands of followers, influential people, and everyone. It’s right to fight against time.” pic.twitter.com/18lmEDOWlW
-Jennifer Rizzotti (@JenRizzotti) May 30, 2020
My mother lived in Detroit during the riots in the summer of 1967. Fast forward to 2020 and I lived in Atlanta during the riots. The historical record will always be repeated until the fundamental problem is solved. #Internal disorder
-Renee Montgomery (@itsreneem_) May 30, 2020
—Ucken Women’s Hoop (@UConnWBB) May 31, 2020
WBCA Executive Committee Executive Director’s Statement on Racism.
-WBCA (@ WBCA1981) May 31, 2020
-Gloria Nevarez (@GloNevarez) June 1, 2020