28 min

Ep. 8: Female-led Black Lives Matter protest Benched

    • Sports

UNC Student Athletes Rachel Jones, Nicole Barnes and Lauryn Hall join Benched Host Jules Micchia to reflect on the Black Lives Matter protest these women organized and led. From feedback from other UNC teams and the local community (6:02) to discrepancies in media coverage of female activism versus male activism (8:11), these women analyze their unique platforms of being D1 female student-athletes. Later, disappointment in fans’ behavior when the jersey is taken off (13:28) and what the power of protest truly means (17:52)...all culminated by a very important political reminder (26:57).

UNC Student Athletes Rachel Jones, Nicole Barnes and Lauryn Hall join Benched Host Jules Micchia to reflect on the Black Lives Matter protest these women organized and led. From feedback from other UNC teams and the local community (6:02) to discrepancies in media coverage of female activism versus male activism (8:11), these women analyze their unique platforms of being D1 female student-athletes. Later, disappointment in fans’ behavior when the jersey is taken off (13:28) and what the power of protest truly means (17:52)...all culminated by a very important political reminder (26:57).

28 min

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