Houston Dash forward Jamia Fields joins the Kickin’ Back pod to discuss racism and being a Black player in the National Women’s Soccer League.
Jamia and Dash teammates recently participated in a protest in downtown Houston, the hometown of George Floyd, the 46-year-old Black man who was killed by police in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 25. Jamia shares that now, at age 26, she is just starting to have conversations about race outside of her family.
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Editing and production: Claire Watkins.
Here are rough timestamps of the topics Jamia and I spoke about in this episode:
4:00 — Protesting in Houston, George Floyd’s hometown
6:00 — Soccer is an escape, but not from racism. Still showing up for work and training
9:00 — Conversations with teammates and those around her
15:15 — Playing on mostly-white youth teams before a turning point at Florida State
19:00 — Media’s need to use better language when describing Black players’ skills
36:00 — How the lost season can actually help NWSL better plan for the future
41:30 — Stepping away from soccer due to health, but never “retiring”
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