Michiana sports community speaks out against racial injustice
ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. –– The killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, has sparked protests across the country. Athletes of the highest national status have voiced their opinions on the racial injustice that took place, and those locally are doing the same.
Kennath Dennis, an Elkhart high school senior and football player, said he is still in shock people judge him off the color of his skin.
“I just don’t get how this is still an issue. I don’t understand how this is still an issue. It shouldn’t be hard for you to accept me because of my color," Dennis said.
Steven Robinson Jr., the Elkhart Community School Director of Esports, said he feels a similar pain.
“Well now it comes down to, whenever I'm outside I need to make the determination in my mind, someone might die when I go outside and I have to make sure it’s not me,” Robinson said.
Both Dennis and Robinson said they just want to be seen for who they are –– human beings.