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Ann Arbor — This was about using their platform as college athletes, opening eyes, sharing a cause, and bringing awareness to racial inequality in this country.

Hunter Reynolds, a Michigan football player, didn’t know what to expect when he and Tariq Speights, a linebacker at Eastern Michigan, organized a Black Lives Matter protest on the Michigan campus Sunday in response to the latest police shooting of a black man, Jacob Blake, shot seven times in the back by Kenosha, Wis., police a week ago.