Like many others across the nation, the most recent tragic and senseless actions taken against Christian Cooper, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and George Floyd have shaken our USJ community and left us struggling with heartache and anger. These acts are indictive of the social injustice and systematic oppression in our world that Black communities fear every day.
As an athletic department, we must strive to be more than words and will lead through our actions. We stand with our student-athletes, coaches, administrators, alumni, and Blue Jays fans in being committed to championing the change that is needed. We will no longer stay silent on the sidelines.
To our Black student-athletes, coaches, administrators and alumni, know that we hear you, we see you, we are here for you, and we love you!
We will all be part of the change.
~ A Message From The USJ Department of Athletics ~