Published: June 9, 2020

 K.D. Nixon, Chris Miller, Laviska Shenault Jr. and Mckinley Wright IV protestingFormer and present CU student athletes led a Buffs March on Friday, June 5, in support of Black Lives Matter and police reforms. As similar protests swept the nation, football players including KD Nixon (StComm'21), Laviska Shenault (EthnSt'21) and Chris Miller (StComm'21), and basketball player McKinley Wright IV (EthnSt'21), helped organize the peaceful protest. More than 500 people attended. The march culminated with the crowd taking a knee for an 8 minute, 46 second moment of silence in honor of George Floyd. 

“I felt it was important to do this because this is something that’s not just happening because of George Floyd,” Miller told the Boulder Daily Camera. “We’re doing this for all 400 years of slavery, the oppression, Jim Crow, you know, next thing after next thing. It’s sad to say this, but this stuff is regular."

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