One of the most popular sports in America, college football, faces questions about player safety, proper quarantine procedures, scheduling games, and how college football fans will be able to attend games given the large capacities of many college football stadiums.
If college football returns, the team dynamics on many college football teams might be very different given how vocal many black college football players of the past and present have been about racial issues on college campuses.
Ferentz and Iowa’s football program found themselves under the microscope as many black Iowa football players opened up about feeling mistreated, uncomfortable within the program, and decried the unethical behavior of Iowa strength coach Chris Doyle.
A lot of former Clemson black players have spoken out against the name of the honors college at Clemson which is named for John C. Calhoun, a South Carolina politician who served as vice president of the United States from 1825 to 1832 and was an outspoken advocate of slavery, saying it was “a positive good.”
Like many black people in America feel empowered to openly discuss white privilege and white surpremacy with other white people, it seems that black college athletes are feeling empowered to speak out against racism on college campuses and college football programs.