Husker’s rally at Memorial Stadium to discuss racial injustice

The crowd filled with black shirts, reading a message that so many have shouted in the past few months...black lives matter.
Nebraska Student Athletes Gather For Social Change

With passion in their voices and change on their minds dozens of Huskers standing outside Memorial Stadium, calling for reform.

“For centuries we have been told to conform to earn respect but the truth of the matter is, there is so much hate in this country,” grad student Taylor Johnson said.

The crowd filled with black shirts, reading a message that so many have shouted in the past few months…black lives matter.

The rally was organized by The Minority Student Athlete Collective. In between every speaker, a story of one of the many African Americans killed recently.

Speakers reminding the crowd that although Lincoln may not see brutal racial injustice, these acts of inequality can happen anywhere.

Women’s basketball coach Amy Williams standing behind her team, their beliefs and their desire for change.

“What do we do with increased perceptive? You see, black lives don’t just matter, they are valued, cherished, celebrated and needed,”Williams said.

Husker after Husker, letting those hurting know, they are heard.

“I’m not going to pretend that my increased awareness of my white privilege helps me understand what it’s like to be Black in America. But I see you, I hear you, I empathize with you and I stand with you,” Ben Stille said.

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