Last semester, John Carlos of Olympic fame, in his speech at DPAC, inspired us with his 1968 story about standing against racism at the Olympic podium in Mexico and making a fist. For a brief moment, he feared being shot. As he shared, the bullets never came, but hatred set in. Though progress has been made against racism since 1968, we still have a long way to go.
Similarly, I stand behind our FSU Rams for taking the knee and raising a fist during the national anthem at the Cortland State football game in September. I’m proud of our players for standing against racism and exercising their rights to peacefully protest.
Dr. Susan J. Massad
Foods and Nutrition