Elizabeth Williams of the Atlanta Dream Continues to Embrace Activism


“An act of terror,” she referred to in consequence of of this of of this of it, as we spoke over the cellphone.

“Seeing the faces of those people as they were in the Capitol, seeing their hubris, that’s what pained me,” she talked about. “They looked so confident that they were not going to face any consequences. That was a reminder of the systemic issues we face. The depth and complexity.”

She continued: “For us in the W.N.B.A., it started with this election, but unfortunately, what happened in D.C. reminded us that there are still people out there who feel emboldened to stand against the ideals we believe in.”

I would hear the irritation in her voice as she talked about the absence of a clampdown by licensed pointers enforcement at the Capitol. In June, after the loss of life of George Floyd, she attended a protest in downtown Atlanta. It was her first. Until that day, she had been hesitant to converse out about social justice. She tended to stand as shortly as further, and let others do the speaking.

But the demonstration in Atlanta modified her. She recounted the stern and overwhelming police presence. She talked about she was not alone in having to gird in route of intimidation. The full crowd felt cautious.

And nonetheless she talked about she had truly not felt so sturdy, so linked to a set off. The march modified her. Standing as shortly as further was not an alternate. Little did she know that days later, Loeffler would try to rating political components by ripping a web-based based mostly absolutely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web web net web net web web net web page from the Trump playbook and making an attempt to resolve a battle with Black athletes.

In a letter to the league commissioner, Cathy Engelbert, Loeffler denounced Black Lives Matter — which the W.N.B.A., in accordance to its historic earlier of activism, had embraced. Loeffler referred to as B.L.M. a political motion and unspooled a string of false claims, together with that it promotes “violence and destruction across the country.”

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