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.