Video link to "Racism in Athletics and Sports"
Dear campus community,
I invite and encourage you to watch the recorded Webex Event “Racism in Athletics and Sports."
This powerful and insightful program, which aired live on Tuesday, includes the voices and lived experiences of members of our campus community and invited guests as we reflect upon race and racism in Athletics and Sports in America and we search for ways to move the conversation and our society forward. I’d like to thank our participants for their honesty, bravery, and heartfelt comments at a time when we are all learning and looking for constructive ways to live in a fragmented society. This panel gave various facets of how Racism in Athletics and Sports impacts individuals and group settings.
Our panelists included:
- Ryan Callahan, Interim Director of Athletics
- Kevin Bullis, Football Coach and Stadium Manager
- Logan Edwards, Assistant Professor of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Coaching
- Melva Black, Assistant Dean of Humanities at Volunteer State Community College
- Felicia Miller Watson, Attorney of Law and a UW-Whitewater Alumna
Many questions from students, faculty and staff were also addressed during the presentation.
Here is the video link:
For easy reference, timestamps are included below so that you can quickly navigate to topics of interest to you.
I hope you will take the time to watch, and that you will join us for Webex Event Series in July. Additional information on the upcoming sessions will be shared as it is available.
Warm Warhawk Regards,
Kenny E. Yarbrough
Chief Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Officer
3:19—How has racism played a part in sporting events and what personal/first-hand knowledge informs you of this, if any?
27:00—Why did it take 4 years for the NFL to change their view on kneeling?
47:58—What can UW-Whitewater do to help student athletes that are no longer eligible for their sport? What can the athletics office do to help that student transition?
53:38—The WIAC just hired Danielle Harris, a Black female, as Commissioner, should her race and gender play a role in the conference?
58:47—What roles and responsibilities do white athletes and coaches have in speaking up and speaking out against public injustices in public ways?
1:12:11—How would you feel if one of your players wanted to take a knee?