JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 16, 2020) – Jerseys For Social Justice is ETSU Athletics video campaign featuring the school’s Black student-athletes and coaches and their stories of being Black in America. Topics discussed throughout the series will include systematic racism, social justice, equality, police brutality and first-person accounts of individual racism in the lives of student-athletes and coaches.
Jerseys For Social Justice will feature six Black student-athletes, two Black coaches, administrators within athletics to discuss their support of the Black community at ETSU and beyond, as well as the top diversity and inclusion officers at the university to lend an expert point of view to the topics they dedicate their professional lives to.
Today’s guest is ETSU men’s basketball graduate transfer Silas Adheke, who has been the victim of discrimination since coming to the United States from Nigeria almost a decade ago, but hasn’t let it stop him from approaching others with an open mind and open heart: “I’ve experienced racism...but I just stay true to myself. No matter what skin color you have...I believe that there is one race – the human race...We are all made in God’s image.”
Jerseys For Social Justice No. 5 – Shynia Jackson: https://youtu.be/LoWd5KvN3fE
Jerseys For Social Justice No. 4 – Atlantis Warren: https://youtu.be/zvVJuMm5T7o
Jerseys For Social Justice No. 3 – Lauren Hatch: https://youtu.be/BcD5g-Nr6f4
Jerseys For Social Justice No. 2 – Mykia Dowdell: https://youtu.be/9wjio7RS92o
Jerseys For Social Justice No. 1 – Quay Holmes: https://youtu.be/B2lUHhevIE0
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