An Open Letter to the Educators at the University of Mississippi:
Colleges are places of higher education. Unfortunately, all of life's lessons can not be taught within the confines of classrooms.
That was never clearer than Tuesday night when the University of Mississippi reportedly saw 20 members of its football team along with other students behave inappropriately at a performance of "The Laramie Project," a play dedicated to the tragic and senseless killing of Matthew Shepard.
The murder happened 15 years ago this weekend. For all the progress that has been made in the area of inclusivity, the act in Oxford this week spotlights how much distance needs to still be covered.
I am here, as a board member of Athletes Ally , to offer my services to address -- and enlighten -- the faculty, coaches and athletes at the University of Mississippi on the critical issues in this area.
One would have hoped since a billion people watched the Super Bowl on Feb. 3 that Ole Mis...