Jul 20, 2021 9:03 PM

Some Nebraska athletes oppose critical race theory proposal

Posted Jul 20, 2021 9:03 PM

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska athletes who are part of a newly formed nonprofit are among those who signed a petition Monday opposing a proposed University of Nebraska Board of Regents resolution objecting to “any imposition of critical race theory” in academic curriculum.

The Omaha World-Herald reports that nonprofit United College Athlete Advocates' petition had gathered more than 1,300 signatures by Monday morning.

Former Nebraska golfer Daniel Pearson is a cofounder of United College Athlete Advocates, and Husker track and field athlete Sadio Fenner, a UCAA representative at Nebraska, helped lead the charge on the petition.

Critical race theory is a way of thinking about America’s history through the lens of racism.