College Athletics, Social Justice, Equity and more: A Q&A with the NCAA’s Dr. Derrick Gragg

In this episode, we continue our spotlight on college sports leadership through a Q&A with the NCAA’s Senior Vice President of Inclusion, Education & Community Engagement Dr. Derrick Gragg. Tune in as Diverse VP Ralph Newell speaks one-on-one with Dr. Derrick Gragg about his experiences as a former student-athlete, diversity in the sports leadership pipeline, the myriad issues around athletics and social justice, and much more. Dr. Gragg also shares his thoughts on the rise in youth-leading social justice movements, and why we need to continue providing platforms to amplify their voices. This is an episode you won’t want to miss.

KEY POINTS / MAIN TAKEAWAYS:

  • Thoughts on football player Kylin Hill leading the movement on the Mississippi state flag.
  • The evolution of coach and student-athlete relationships regarding social justice movements.
  • When is cancel culture necessary or appropriate?
  • How can we support the retention and promotion of Black coaches in college athletics?
  • Should parents send their children to HBCUs?
  • Should schools limit how much of a presence student-athletes can have on social media?

QUOTABLES:

“We have to stay attuned to what’s going on with our young people on these campuses. Because what they are saying and what they’re standing up for is very significant and it needs to be listened to.”

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