By Earl Heath, Contributing Sports Writer
In our ever-changing world of race and human rights the American Athletic Conference has formed the Racial Equality Action Group which consist of student-athletes, coaches, and administrators all from the institutions within the Conference.
“We are at a pivotal moment in our nation’s history in terms of racial justice and equality underscored by the tragic and heartbreaking events in recent in recent weeks, and we have an obligation to our university and students to enact change,” said American Athletic Conference commissioner Mike Aresco.
The groups goal is to translate words into conference wide actions to assist in eliminating racial in equality and in justice.
She will also assist in group in sponsoring workshops that will seek to create dialogue with campus police and local police departments in communities of the American Athletic Conference communities.
Other Group members include: Donna DeMarco, COO, American Athletic Conference (ex officio member), Kelvin Sampson, Head Men’s Basketball Coach, University of Houston and Michelle Adams, Associate Professor of Sociology and Faculty Athletics Representative, Tulane University.