Bernard Lagat: Athletics “not doing enough” on Social Justice

"Sometimes I feel like we [in athletics] are not doing enough,"
-A +A
0

Track and field athletes should be able to protest about social justice without fearing punishment, USA middle-distance runner Bernard Lagat has said.

Lagat, who competed for Kenya before switching nationality after living in the US from 1996, said that he questioned whether competitors in athletics were "doing enough" in comparison to their peers in other sporting fields.

Colin Kaepernick in American football, Naomi Osaka in tennis and LeBron James in basketball all played a key role in a summer in which Black Lives Matter became a dominant story, Lagat argued.

"Sometimes I feel like we [in athletics] are not doing enough," he told BBC Sport Africa.

"But at least if you try even if I do a little bit of my share at least it is hitting somewhere, it is getting somewhere rather than me being quiet. And as a sports figure I think that is what we should be highlighting without fear of retribution.

"We should be free to express ourselves like the way all these amazing athletes have been doing."

Read rest of story here.

Also Check Out...

Dayton Teenager Tyra Patterson Spent 23 Years in Prison for Murder After Falsely Confessing to Stealing a Necklace.
'Wrongful Conviction'
Dodgers face the Tampa Bay Rays in the World Series, which begins on Tuesday night in Arlington, Texas.
LeBron James is rooting for
"Despite Donald Trump’s lies and misinformation about nonexistent widespread voter fraud, the integrity of the American election
Democrats to American People: don’
Padmore settled in London, UK in 1936. There he helped foster a radical milieu of Pan-Africanist intellectuals
Pan African Profile: Activist,
Cube said he has never met Trump and is not trusting either his campaign or Joe Biden's campaign -- he's going by action.
Ice Cube Sets Record Straight
African-Americans Are Buying Guns at Record Numbers
African-Americans Are Buying Guns