Texans’ Deshaun Watson’s strong message on racial injustice in interview with Carmelo Anthony
As professional athletes in all sports, such as Carmelo Anthony, continue to use their platform to address racial injustice, Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson penned a book on his own life experiences, titled “Pass It On: Work Hard, Serve Others, Repeat.” The book is set to be released on September 8.
Watson recently made an appearance on Portland Trail Blazers star Carmelo Anthony’s weekly livestream “What’s In Your Glass” to discuss a number of wide-ranging topics and offered up his own message on peace and equality:
“We all equal and we all need to be treated the same… Everyone see each other with the same set of eyes and treat each other the same way. With respect peace and love.”
As both the NFL and NBA look to play out their seasons amid a time of social unease and the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, players have voiced some concern with actively providing a distraction from the efforts being made to combat systemic racism. It is clear that Deshaun Watson and Anthony are doing what they can to make sure that it remains as a topic of discussion until true change is made.
Deshaun Watson’s journey to the NFL is as inspiring as they come given his humble beginnings and rise as one of the most talented, young quarterbacks in the league. More importantly, he seems to understand the responsibility that he along with other professional athletes have in raising awareness to the real issues at hand.
Aside from his challenges off the field, Deshaun Watson will have his work cut out on it as well trying to recover from the loss of wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins this offseason.