STrib: Joan Gabel, P.J. Fleck and Hugh McCutcheon to represent Minnesota on Big Ten's Anti-Racism Coalition

BleedGopher

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The Big Ten announced Monday the members of the newly formed Big Ten Anti-Hate and Anti-Racism Coalition, including Gophers football coach P.J. Fleck, volleyball coach Hugh McCutheon and University President Joan Gabel.

The Coalition, initially announced in a June 1 open letter from conference Commissioner Kevin Warren after George Floyd’s killing, will “seek tangible ways to actively and constructively combat racism and hate around the world while also empowering student-athletes to express their rights to free speech and peaceful protest,” per a release.

Gophers athletic director Mark Coyle as well as student-athletes Seth Green (football) and Gadiva Hubbard (basketball) are the school’s other representatives.

The Big Ten also announced a voter registration initiative to encourage student-athletes to vote, foster “open and honest dialogue with laws enforcement” and ensure equal opportunity to vote, per the release.

“We have the distinct opportunity and responsibility through our Coalition to continually encourage, educate and empower our student-athletes,” Warren said in a statement, “as we embrace transparent and much-needed dialogue regarding meaningful issues that have impacted race relations for many years.”


Go Gophers!!
 

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I was actually surprised how few representatives we had compared to other schools. It seems mostly that other schools had more student representatives than we did? Will be interesting to see if/how that changes.
 

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"The Big Ten announced Monday the members of the newly formed Big Ten Anti-Hate and Anti-Racism Coalition, including Gophers football coach P.J. Fleck, volleyball coach Hugh McCutheon and University President Joan Gabel."

I greatly admire Fleck, McCutcheon and Gabel, but please tell me that the Anti-Racism Coalition is not predominately Caucasian.
 

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"The Big Ten announced Monday the members of the newly formed Big Ten Anti-Hate and Anti-Racism Coalition, including Gophers football coach P.J. Fleck, volleyball coach Hugh McCutheon and University President Joan Gabel."

I greatly admire Fleck, McCutcheon and Gabel, but please tell me that the Anti-Racism Coalition is not predominately Caucasian.
UMN athletics doesn't have much to offer in way of helping with that ...

Assistant football and men's bball coaches, is that it?
 

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I'm not opposed, but I do wonder what they can ... do.

B1G as an organization is pretty small / a fairly high level org and disconnected in many ways from many things...
 

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"The Big Ten announced Monday the members of the newly formed Big Ten Anti-Hate and Anti-Racism Coalition, including Gophers football coach P.J. Fleck, volleyball coach Hugh McCutheon and University President Joan Gabel."

I greatly admire Fleck, McCutcheon and Gabel, but please tell me that the Anti-Racism Coalition is not predominately Caucasian.
It's not from what I can remember looking at the photos of everyone.
 
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