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USF Athletics announced several new social justice initiatives, including the further development of an Inclusive Excellence Committee and the implementation of voting education and a voting holiday on Nov. 3.
September 11, 2020Athletics
Furthering its commitment to equality, social justice and unity, USF Athletics announces several new initiatives established in coordination with Bulls student-athletes and driven by a desire to continue to bring awareness and focus to the fight against racism and social injustice wherever it may occur.
Washington Post: College football players, long less powerful than coaches, finally have their voices heard
KJ Sails walked silently through the rain with his 2-year-old son on his right, his head coach to his left and a crowd of people behind him. Sails, a cornerback at the University of South Florida, had organized this event on a recent Saturday. He grew up in Tampa and heard stories from his grandmother about how a police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager, prompting three days of riots in 1967.
USF senior cornerback KJ Sails organized a unity walk that drew teammates, coaches and others across USF athletics as well as members of the Tampa Bay Lightning organization, Titus O'Neil from WWE and members of the Tampa Bay community.
USF football’s KJ Sails — dressed in black dress pants, shirt, tie and mask — led the silent Unity Walk with his son King and partner Kiana Campbell following closely behind.
The local protests condemning police brutality and racial injustice could possess a hearty USF representation Saturday.