I have been baffled and frustrated since I first saw the disturbing and senseless killing of George Floyd. I have not been sure how to express my feelings. Growing up in a small town never afforded me the worldly experiences to understand racism or to ever really think about this issue as a young individual. My eyes have been opened to the realities that many people who don't look like me face on a daily basis. Racism is very real and must be called out.
Sport is a unifying force. It brings people together. We now need to be united in this fight and work together. I don't have the solutions and can't speak from experience or tell someone who has dealt with racism how they should feel. But we can all listen.
We need to push for equality and put our resources and voices together to bring change. We can make the world better by working together.
My thoughts are with George Floyd and his family and everyone who has been a victim of racism and discrimination.