Sports can be a force for civil rights and social justice. Athletes have influence in schools and communities and, when they speak up on the issues, it matters.
Here, University of Michigan students Kayla Douglas and Sara Driesinga, interview UM Athletic Director Warde Manuel about sports for social justice. All three were high school and college athletes, and believe strongly that athletes should step forward and speak out on the issues of the day.
Warde believes that athletes should go beyond the playing field to leadership roles and work for positive change in their schools and communities.