By Jack Barnes
If Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest has accomplished nothing else, it’s awakened professional athletes to the power and reach of their voices to work towards social justice.
And on Tuesday, in the wake of yet another horrific shooting death at the hands of police, players were making use of those voices and their increasingly magnified platform.
Dwyane Wade —who along with Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James and Chris Paul opened the ESPYs with a passionate plea to end “racial profiling” and “the shoot to kill mentality” among law enforcement and “not seeing the value of black and brown bodies…” —took to Instagram to comment on Crutcher’s killing posting a black image with just #TERENCECRUTCHER written in white.
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