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How the Kansas City Urban Youth Academy is doing its part to combat systemic racism

'Change begins at the local level,' says Angel McGee. (Photo by Jason Hanna / <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/mlb/teams/kansas-city/" data-ylk="slk:Royals">Royals</a>)
‘Change begins at the local level,’ says Angel McGee. (Photo by Jason Hanna / Royals)

Angel McGee, manager of communications and outreach for the Kansas City MLB Urban Youth Academy (KCUYA), an affiliate of the Kansas City Royals, has witnessed firsthand the developments in the fight against systemic racism being made by the Royals. The Kansas City native participated in the team’s Juneteenth message this year and was instrumental in planning a successful voting drive weeks later.

McGee spoke with Yahoo Sports about how the Royals and the KCUYA are standing by their mission to advocate and educate, detailing how the team’s current objectives align with their intentions to be better allies for their players both at the professional level and within the academy.

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