One Anti-Racist Action You Can Take Today: Support the Sports Strike

One Anti-Racist Action You Can Take Today: Support the Sports Strike

By Guimel DeCarvalho

Director of People & Culture, Chief Diversity Officer

Yesterday the Milwaukee Bucks and Orlando Magic voted to not play in their playoff game in protest over the shooting of Jacob Blake. Shortly after other NBA teams did the same. The WNBA players, in a continuation of the work they have been doing to highlight the deaths of Black and Brown women, joined the strike. As did several teams in the MLB, MLS, and tennis star Naomi Osaka. These athletes have taken collective action to bring awareness to systemic racism. Elizabeth Williams, player for the Atlanta Dream, made a statement on behalf of the WNBA players. Watch it here and share it widely. Share the below links with friends and families. Have the conversation with them to make sure they know why this strike is happening. Then do as Elizabeth Williams says: vote, complete the census, and talk about why Black Lives Matter.

What you can do:

Sign up for the #JusticeForJake campaign at Color of Change. While you are there read about additional anti-racist actions you can take.


Read More About What Athletes and Teams are Doing to Protest Racial Injustice:

NBA Teams Strike for Black Lives Matter (updated, playoffs to resume)

Lynx Game Among 14 Postponed as Players in Four Leagues Walk Out

Sick to my Stomach: Naomi Osaka’s Emotional Call Amid Athlete Strike

Mariners Join Sports Strike to Protest Racial Injustice

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