Alabama football team shares powerful video of united fight against racism: ‘All lives can’t matter until black lives matter’

Alex Leatherwood of the Alabama Crimson Tide. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
Alex Leatherwood of the Alabama Crimson Tide. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /

Alabama football team comes together to make a video about racial injustices.

Alabama offensive tackle and preseason All-American Alex Leatherwood wrote a powerful essay about building a better future, together, while standing together against racism, brutality and violence.

Leatherwood’s words were spoken by several members of the Alabama football team, including head coach Nick Saban as they all shared in the message.

Alex Leatherwood writes a powerful message for Alabama football.

“We are a team, black, white, brown. Together, we are a family, we are brothers. We represent ourselves, our families, our hometowns, our university and our country. We stand on the shoulders of giants, our grandparents and parents, our ancestors, our heroes, Alabama alumni and former players who have changed the world.

“Beginning on our historic campus, we speak as one, acknowledging our history, honoring their legacy and building a better, more just future. On the field, we are relentless, we are strong, we are conquerors, but we are human beings first. And in this moment in history, we can’t be silent. We must speak up for our brothers and sisters, for our sons and daughters.

“We speak for justice, for fairness, for equality, for greater understanding. We stand together against racism, against brutality, against violence for a better world.

“When we see our families, our neighbors, our classmates subjected to violence, we recognize the fear in their eyes. And when we experience racism, it hurts. In the game, we are one team, one heartbeat, one mission, yet we are diverse. We don’t always agree, but we learn so much from each other and we are so much better together.

“Until I listen with an open heart and mind, I can’t understand his experience and his pain. The virus has shown us how much we benefit from being together and how much we need each other. We believe the solutions to our challenges are within us. We choose to listen, we choose to listen and understand other’s perspectives.

“Let’s listen, let’s unite because all lives can’t matter until black lives matter.”

Well done by Leatherwood to write this powerful message and for uniting his teammates and coaches to make this video which should spark some positive change at a time it’s greatly needed.

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