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Social Media Reactions: Kentucky sports figures support “Walk Forward” rally


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Hundreds gathered Saturday afternoon at Woodland Park to rally against racial injustice.

The ‘Walk Forward’ protest was organized by two former Wildcats, Ravi Moss and Erik Daniels. They were joined by former teammates and others who once wore the blue and white: Josh Carrier, Rex Chapman, Ramel Bradley, Johnathan Davis, Lukasz Obrzut and LeRoy Byrd.

Byrd’s son, Jarvis, was one of a handful of speakers at the event, as well as Senate candidate Charles Booker. Vince Marrow was also spotted in attendance.

The Kentucky men’s basketball team shared a handful of photos from the event, as did the UK football team.

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One day after the event, former athletes and other Kentucky figures are continuing to voice their support for the peaceful rally.

UK strength and conditioning coach Rob Harris called the showing an “amazing day.”

Moss himself added the rally is what he’s “most proud of” doing in his lifetime.

Article written by Maggie Davis

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5 Comments for Social Media Reactions: Kentucky sports figures support “Walk Forward” rally

  1. Shark
    6:39 pm June 14, 2020 Permalink

    No mask or social distancing. I guess it’s ok to protest.

    Hope they remember you kneel for God, not the flag.

    • satcheluk
      10:09 pm June 14, 2020 Permalink

      Not everyone is so inclined to kneel to a god.

  2. madarchitect
    8:10 pm June 14, 2020 Permalink

    Or Zod.

  3. Jambluehue99
    10:53 pm June 14, 2020 Permalink

    A racist society? Is that what we have in America? It’s obviously the premise that everyone is operating under, but is it true? What part of the society is racist? We always hear these vague terms thrown around like systemic racism, but no one ever defines it. What part of society is racist today? Where is the systemic racism? Are there racists? Yes. But they come in all colors and nationalities and are widely condemned when exposed. Other than a minuscule fringe element, I challenge anyone to show where there is “systemic” racism. You will find it doesn’t exist.

  4. CatFanInLou
    11:44 am June 15, 2020 Permalink

    Jambluehue99, there are literally hundreds of books about systemic racism in the U.S. Educate yourself. Maybe start with “The New Jim Crow” by Michelle Alexander.