Playing while Black: A look into Black student-athletes’ lives


All photos in this series were taken by Vanessa Jones.

Senior Lance Hatten is outspoken about Black Lives Matter on and off the court. In late 2020, he used his platform and created a podcast to help spread awareness and to raise his voice. Hatten explained that “being a college athlete gives me a bit of a platform to be able to bring people together, and allow for people to see some of what I go through as a black athlete as far as stereotypes and preconceived notions.”
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