Jacori Hayes: “Everyone has their own lane in this fight” | The Call Up

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Minnesota United teammates Jacori Hayes & Mason Toye discuss being Black in America, their shared dedication to "educate," and why they believe the George Floyd murder — while too familiar — will be the one to bring change. As MLS announces return to play, how do we keep the Black Lives Matter movement in the forefront? Let’s listen.

  • 0:00- Intro from Jillian and Susannah
  • 6:30 - Jacori Hayes & Mason Toye join the show.
  • 7:00 - Immediate thoughts on where their minds are right now
  • 10:25 - Jacori - The burden of black people to educate
  • 12:43 - White people are “Oblivious to their white privilege”
  • 20:25 - Jacori - “This event has popped the bubble I’ve been living in”
  • 21:40 - Mason - “This is a turning point...we haven’t seen this on a world wide level”
  • 24:15 - Mason on Minneapolis - “For this to happen here is surreal to me”
  • 25:53 - Jacori on Minneapolis - “This isn’t normal. Don’t normalize this”
  • 27:04 - Jacori on why he wrote his statement
  • 31:35 - Mason on Kaepernick
  • 32:53 - Jacori on Kaepernick/Drew Brees “It’s incredibly frustrating"
  • 35:08 - Mason - “I’d like the league to show unity”
  • 38:13 - On return to play
  • 42:10 - Jacori on what people should do
  • 44:00 - Mason on what people should do


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