From the Source: Activism, Athletics and Race Intersect

Courtesy of @1SHERRILS_2MIZZ via Twitter
Courtesy of @1SHERRILS_2MIZZ via Twitter

Wei LAB Assistant Director and Senior Research Associate Dr. LaVar J. Charleston spoke on the #Mizzou protests and the role of student athletes in activism on campus.

Part of developing the “student” portion of the student-athlete’s identity puts onus on the university to create the space, whether through scheduling changes, internship opportunities or even leniency if necessary, for athletes to engage in activities outside of their sports that prepare them for life beyond the game.

Read the editorial published in Out of Bounds here.

Charleston serves as an instructor and contributing mind to the Beyond the Game (BTG) Initiative, which seeks to cultivate student athlete’s academic pursuits, as well as assist them in identifying post-graduation career paths outside of sports.


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