The Wisconsin Herd are committed to addressing issues of systemic oppression, racism, listening to black voices and finding ways to create change in its community in response to police brutality and other forms of discrimination and racism against black people. Standing Undivided, the Herd will continue to speak out against racism and social injustices and find ways to be agents of change in its community.

Addressing Racial Inequality: Resources

What resources can I use to educate myself on Juneteenth and obtain additional information on black history?

  • Visit juneteenth.com to obtain extensive information on this holiday, its history and ways to get involved in your community
  • The Undefeated covers race, sport and culture through articles, podcasts and other long-form content
  • James Baldwin was a renowned author and essayist who has tackled issues on race relations, the black experience, systemic oppression, writing books including “If Beale Street Could Talk” and you can watch a documentary through his lens titled, “I Am Not Your Negro”
  • Movies to watch that highlight racism in sports and how people overcame these obstacles include Glory Road, Pride and Remember The Titans
  • Other movies to consider watching: Roots, The Help, The Color Purple, Justice, Selma and Just Mercy

What local organizations can I volunteer or donate to as it relates to civil rights and addressing racism?

  • A Stone of Hope in nearby Appleton, Wisconsin is an exhibit that highlights the black experience and explores local Black history in the Fox Valley from the 1700s to the present.
  • The ACLU of Wisconsin focuses on the civil rights of all Americans including protestors’ rights
  • Public Allies focuses on recruiting and developing young leaders through education and constant innovation

A Conversation on Race, Sports and Leadership