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Field Notes: Athletes and activism

Professional athletes and a sports reporter share their perspectives on how athletes have been able to use their platform to effect change in their communities and across the country.

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Professional athletes and a sports reporter share their perspectives on how athletes have been able to use their platform to effect change in their communities and across the country.

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Rodney McLeod (Philadelphia Eagles), Lexie Brown (Minnesota Lynx), and Quincy Amarikwa (Las Vegas Lights Football Club) give insight on why they choose to use their platform to speak out against social injustice and inequality. Chris Gasper (Sports Reporter, WCVB Channel 5 Boston) takes us through the history of athletes and activism and explains how sports have been in the vanguard of change in 2020.


Learn more about Rodney's, Lexie's, Quincy's, and Chris' story in the video above.

Each week, “Field Notes” brings you a handful of stories about how people across the country are educating themselves, speaking out against racism, and finding ways to help the United States get closer to becoming a place that's safe and inclusive for all.