Tyrell Williams poured his heart out in an Instagram post Friday.
In a powerful message, the Raiders wide receiver opened up about the racism he dealt with as a mixed-race child growing up in Oregon.
"In high school I remember being called the N word during multiple football games," Williams wrote. "Never basketball or track because you'd be able see and hear who said it.
"For me, I felt racism weekly. Walking out of high-school one day to see KKK flyers on all the windshields of the cars."
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In light of George Floyd's death while in police custody in Minnesota nearly two weeks ago, protests have been taking place all over the country.
The call for racial justice has been loud. Athletes aren't remaining quiet. They are sharing their stories with the hope that it will open eyes and change minds.
"I had an identity crisis growing up not knowing with who or how to fit in," Williams wrote. "Fortunately I also had great friends who would stick up and stand for the cause."
As hard as it might have been for Williams to write his post, the public needed to read it. They need to understand what people in the black community have to go through.
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