The University of Wisconsin turned the Kohl Center and Camp Randall Stadium green on Wednesday to support the Milwaukee Bucks in their boycott of an NBA playoff game.
See that and more reaction to the shooting of Jacob Blake by current and former Badgers athletes and coaches here.
Backing the Bucks
'I think about my three boys'
From Stoughton's Adam Krumholz
'Black Lives are more important than sports. PERIOD.'
Black Lives are more important than sports. PERIOD. I’m going to need hockey, especially, to understand that. Where has the anti-racism “listening & learning” over the last months gotten the hockey community??— Sarah Nurse (@nursey16) August 27, 2020
'There's several ways to protest'
What bothers me and what I’m tired of hearing, is after someone demonstrates or protest like the NBA players are doing now. So many people are quick to say.. “what’s that going to change..” Stop minimizing the movement, because YOU don’t agree with someone else form of protest! pic.twitter.com/3MHYDinrmq— Marcus Cromartie (@Cromartie_M) August 26, 2020
'Accountability and Racial bias issues need to be identified'
Tragic man, can’t stand continuing to see these instances happen across the country much less my home state of Wisconsin. Accountability and Racial bias issues need to be identified and attacked on all sides and overcome together. #JusticeForJacobBlake https://t.co/tB9g51n7S4— Joe Schobert (@TheSchoGoesOn53) August 25, 2020
Not us versus them
Not all cops are bad, not all black people are criminals, we are far more alike than media/society portrays. It’s not us vs them, it’s us vs us, humanity coming together to collectively raise the standard and level the playing field for everyone be able to live their best life.— Joe Schobert (@TheSchoGoesOn53) August 25, 2020
What children have witnessed
Since the start of the pandemic in March, our black children have witnessed a black man killed by the knee of a white police officer, heard about police killing a black woman killed sleeping in her home, and witnessed a black man shot 7 times in the back while entering his car.— Stu Jackson (@StuJackson32) August 26, 2020
....... which had three of his children inside. Unfortunately, the cycle of the underserved communities will continue and our children will be scared for life and unable to afford the therapy needed. #HowManyMore #EnoughIsEnough— Stu Jackson (@StuJackson32) August 26, 2020
How many could be avoided?
I had this conversation with my father on multiple occasions growing up. If you’re pulled over, you probably did something wrong. Be respectful, accept the consequences, and drive away. I wonder how many of these situations could be avoided if we had that conversation more often pic.twitter.com/rbI69hdJTR— Jordan Smith (@JTSmith222) August 27, 2020
We act like police are out here just mowing people down for no reason, but I have yet to see a video of someone being shot for respectfully complying with an officer. I know it’s an unpopular opinion, but I’m just tired of the lack of accountability. Always someone else’s fault.— Jordan Smith (@JTSmith222) August 27, 2020
A response from Jordan Taylor
Always open to share the conversations i had with my pops and we can compare/contrast bruh— Jordan Taylor (@JMTaylor11) August 27, 2020