Seahawks coach Pete Carroll encourages “empathy” in statement about racism

Jun 3 2020, 5:19 pm

Two days after Bobby Wagner discussed his experience at a Seattle protest, Seahawks head coach Pete Caroll shared a letter to Facebook that addresses the current situation in the United States.

“We are living in the midst of a cultural transformation. And we’ve never needed it more than now,” he wrote.

Caroll mentioned that “while there are many ways to contribute to the change, we can start by making a heartfelt commitment to treat all people equally and with the respect they deserve.”

He urged Seahawks fans to “seize the opportunity to discover a new caring, one grounded in a new awareness, new compassion, a new empathy.”

Carroll’s full letter can be read below:

This letter came mere days after Russell Wilson penned his own letter, expressing his pain and outrage as he remembered his own relatives explaining their racial struggles in the 50s and 60s, and how change is possible and necessary.

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