Collegiate athletes are taking a stand against social injustices

College athletes are making their voices heard on the issues of racism and social injustice.  One of the athletes is Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence, who used social media to outline a specific action plan that college athletes believe will help fight social injustices. The five-part plan includes:

  • Ensure all teammates are registered to vote and have Nov. 3rd free from athletic obligations to be able to vote.
  • Further discussions with university presidents and administrators to raise awareness about racial injustice and create initiatives to further empower communities.
  • Create community outreach initiatives, including clothing, food, school supply and book drives, and amplify local organizations that are helping communities.
  • Hold routine conversations about change between college football teams and police departments, local governance and community leaders to build trust and empathy.
  • On game days, wear shirts and make statements on helmets and jerseys, and play tribute videos to recognize the victims of racial injustice.