CARDALE JONES OFFERS INSIGHT INTO SPORTS, RACISM AND SOCIAL INJUSTICE
Often, sports serve as a release and a break from the difficult realities of our everyday lives. Those three hours during athletic competition are welcomed relief from problems big and small, both within and beyond our capacity to control.
College football amounts to a closely held religion for many, one that’s practiced year round in the form of recruiting news, and coaching and positional changes. Last week, while so many in the Ohio State Buckeyes football universe considered the possibilities of star Braxton Miller reportedly switching to wide receiver, one of his teammates was contemplating issues of social justice.
On the same day Sandra Bland was found dead in police custody in a Texas jail cell, just days after her questionable detention at the hands of a, let’s call him excitable Lone Star State police officer, Jones tweeted the following about what he perceives as racial injustice against minorities at the hands of law enforcement.