Alabama Football Releases Emotional Video: ‘All Lives Can’t Matter Until Black Lives Matter’ (VIDEO)
The University of Alabama football team released a powerful new video on Thursday that called for “building a better, more just future” and saying that “All lives can’t matter until Black lives matter.
“We are a team, Black, white and brown. Together, we are a family. We are brothers who 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 and Alabama alumni, and former players who have changed the world,” they continued. “Beginning on our historic campus, we speak as one, acknowledging our history, honoring their legacy and building a better, more just future.”
The players added that “in this moment in history, we can’t be silent.”
“We speak for justice, for fairness, for equality, for greater understanding. We stand together against racism, against brutality, against violence for a better world,” they said. “When we see our families, our neighbors, our classmates subjected to violence, we recognize the feeling 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,” they added. “We don’t always agree, but we learn so much from each other, and we are so much better together.”
Saban added: “Until I listen with an open heart and mind, I can’t understand his experience and his pain.”
The video ended with everybody saying, “All lives can’t matter until Black lives matter.”
This video comes in response to the ongoing protests that have erupted over the death of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and other Black Americans.