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Mon Jul 19, 2021, 11:48 PM

NU athletes oppose proposed resolution condemning critical race theory

Source: Omaha World Herald

By Drake Keeler

LINCOLN — The recently formed United College Athlete Advocates, a nonprofit that aims to give college athletes a larger voice, released a petition Monday opposing a proposed Nebraska Board of Regents resolution that objects to “any imposition of critical race theory” in academic curriculum.

As of Monday morning the petition had already gathered more than 1,300 signatures, coming from a mix of student-athletes and supporters of UCAA, according to a tweet.

The social media post also introduced the group #WeAreOne Nebraska, a collaboration between UCAA and student-athlete leaders at Nebraska. Members of Nebraska’s Minority Student Athlete Collective and Student Athlete Advisory Committee assisted in organizing the group and petition, according to UCAA co-founder and former Husker golfer Daniel Pearson.

“For far too long, people have become comfortable with evading conversations around race and equity,” reads the statement attached to the petition. “Should the Board of Regents vote against CRT, not only will they conserve this cowardly cultural practice, but this could potentially cause other institutions to follow suit.”

Read more: https://omaha.com/news/local/education/nu-athletes-oppose-proposed-resolution-condemning-critical-race-theory/article_6a6b116c-e8b3-11eb-8709-43e8193e4bac.html

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Tue Jul 20, 2021, 10:07 PM

1. Politics Is On A Collusion Course

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That they can't win here. Sure, they hove the power to pass legislation that will tie the hands of the Nebraska colleges but with the dependence on athletics, especially the University of Nebraska football this would be an incredibly stupid thing to do, especially with a new Athletic Director only in his 2nd day on the job. But I don't know if anybody can now talk reason to today's Republican politicians. It is like the variance of an old saying goes (author unknown), "you can lead a human to knowledge but you can't make him think". As a Nebraskan I certainly hope they just table any such resolution quietly. The damage would be swift and certain.

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