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Being anti racism shouldn't be political

If anyone has an issue with Ty's post the problem lies with them. I think our student-athletes rightfully feel a need to be thought leaders within their communities.. i.e Chris Long/Malcolm Brogdon. I don't know if Chris Long feels like he's alienated 50% of the population or that his having opinions and standing up for what he believes in has been a "no-win" proposition for him. Ty Jerome has a unique perspective as a mixed-race, UVA attending, professional basketball player and we are all better off if he shares that perspective with the world. And you should anticipate that the opinions that he feels most strongly about sharing are probably ones that 100% of people won't agree on. IMHO telling athletes to "stick to sports" is about as antithetical to Thomas Jefferson's vision as it gets.

(In response to this post by cubecity)

Posted: 08/13/2019 at 09:13AM


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Current Thread:
  Hard pass. I hope he uses his platform for good. -- The_Superhoo 08/13/2019 12:33PM
  TITTS ** -- jdubforwahoowa 08/13/2019 12:23PM
  Really ** -- CAVern 08/13/2019 11:59AM
  No, not really. -- Wiz92 08/13/2019 12:04PM
  Exactly right - thank you -- Old Dorms Rule! 08/13/2019 11:16AM
  *cough* Chris Long *cough* ** -- Birddog 08/13/2019 10:39AM
  Wrong ** -- Mg234 08/13/2019 10:36AM
  Being anti racism shouldn't be political -- WaHoo757 08/13/2019 09:13AM
  100% agree, but that's the reality of USA in 2019. Terrifying. ** -- ThatDadgumBiscuit 08/13/2019 10:43AM
  Way to go, Ty. You are a true Hoo. ** -- D 08/12/2019 8:22PM
  Well done. ** -- 1976hoo 08/12/2019 6:55PM
  Powerful stuff. Classy guys ** -- Hooddihsm 08/12/2019 6:24PM
  Wow ** -- 111Balz 08/12/2019 5:49PM

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