FORT WARD, Texas – In the midst of racial unrest following the tragic death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police on Memorial Day, John Rahm is one of the PGA Tour players who has been forced to think twice.
“As a Hispanic immigrant to the United States, although I am not close to what some people have experienced in this world, I myself speak Spanish with my peers or with people in some public areas, I get a dirty look,” Says from Swab Challenge. “I’ve never had a racial profile for my skin color, but I’ve had some experience. And that’s not a good feeling.
“Treating someone differently just the way you see or hear or what you believe is because I don’t understand We are all the same. We are all human beings, and we should all be treated the same. It’s so easy for me. “
Rahm Taken on Twitter To speak out against racial injustice last week.
“When this whole thing spread I tried to understand more deeply what was happening because if I could somehow gain some experience of what racism can be, I can’t imagine what some people have experienced their whole lives. As an athlete let’s say in a predominantly white game with some platform on social media আমার I believed in supporting this cause and trying to reach as many people as possible.
“I understand you can’t make everyone aware of everything, but if I can get one more person to understand the situation and support it, it’s a win for me. It is trying to raise awareness among everyone and I mean, it has now become the largest civil rights movement in history. Not that I wanted to be a part of it, I felt like I had to be a part of it and try to reach as many people as possible. “