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Emma Meesseman chats about racist events Mystics teammates have experienced and the need to take a stand against inequality

Washington Mystics forward Emma Meesseman recently shared that some of her WNBA teammates have experienced in a video by the Belgian Basketball authorities for Equality Month. The video above is in Dutch, but there are English subtitles.

In the seven-minute video, she mentioned that she would go into a supermarket with a Black teammate, wait in line to buy groceries and overhear from two white women saying, “Look who’s standing next to you, watch out for your purse.” This apparently happened to that teammate weekly.

She also mentioned that a teammate of hers lost a cousin due to a shooting by an off-duty police officer.