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Afro Futures: Shut Up and Dribble

Too often athletes are told to "stay in their lane" and "stick to sports" when they attempt to branch outside the arena of athletics. Recently, NBA Superstar Lebron James was given such treatment for his attempt to push forward change in the areas of social justice and racial equality.

On this episode of Afro Futures, Yusuf Abdul-Qadir and Lavatius Murray, discuss the importance of athletes being able to use their platforms for change. Why do others feel it's alright to tell athletes where they can be vocal? Are professional athletes always comfortable to speak out? And how does the NFL compare to the NBA in terms of social change?'

Afro Futures is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher.

Music in this Episode:

'Dream Big' by Audiobinger is licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0

Kevin Kloss is proud to serve as the Content and Operations Manager at WAER Syracuse Public Media. In addition to managing content for broadcast and digital distribution he also oversees the Sports department at WAER and their coverage of Syracuse University athletics. He also plays an important role as the lead producer for several of the station’s flagship programs including Syracuse Speaks and City Limits.