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Ahmaud Arbery's case has sparked outrage in the sport community. An athlete himself, Ahmaud was out jogging during the day on February 23rd when two armed men, claiming he resembled a burglar, fatally shot him.
Among those in the sports world to condemn the killing was LeBron James who took to social media stating, "We're literally hunted everyday..." Athletes from around the country have now added their names to a letter demanding that the U.S. Attorney General investigate the death and police handling of Arbery's case, which took over two months to see Gregory and Travis McMichael, the two main suspects, arrested.
Is this a new moment in athlete activism?
On May 8th, on what would have been Ahmaud Arbery's 26th birthday, runners and non-runners alike clocked in 2.23 miles in his honor. Athletes, communities and the world are watching closely as the case progresses — but what can be done beyond hashtags?
On this episode, we're talking with experts about the intersection of race, sport and privilege delving into areas of freedom of movement, athlete activism and the reset moment in sport.
Joining the conversation:
Dr. Rashawn Ray | Sociologist at University of Maryland & Brookings Institute
Mirna Valerio | Marathon runner, Inclusion activist, and Author, “A Beautiful Work in Progress."
Dr. Lois Brown | Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at Arizona State University
Dr. Louis Moore | Associate Professor of History (African American, Sport & Gender) at Grand Valley State University
Dr. Scott Brooks | Sociologist and Director of Research at Global Sport Institute