What They're Saying: Jeromy Tarkon

“Listen, I’m not big enough to make a difference nationally. But we together are big enough to make a difference in our community, in our backyard. That’s what I want to happen. For us to rally with one another and say: ‘Hey, we’re going to make a difference cohesively. We’re going to stand up together, join arms, lock hands, and we’re going to go fight racism.’ And that means we beat them with unconditional love. Fighting hate with hate isn’t going to work. It just won’t. So we need to figure out a way to make this happen.”

-- Jeromy Tarkon, the coach of Idaho Juniors FC for players aged 7-11 after he found an anonymous note spewing racial slurs on the windshield of his Jeep and instructing him to quit or “be careful." Of the approximately 60 players in his club, 75 percent come from ethnic minorities, refugee families or other countries. (Idaho Statesman)
1 comment about "What They're Saying: Jeromy Tarkon".
  1. Wooden Ships, January 31, 2018 at 7:13 a.m.

    I’m sorry this is happening to you Jeromy and your club. Your response is true. Stay strong brother.

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