Charles Woodson encouraged University of Michigan graduates to reject hate, see each other as human beings and carry forward a spirit of helping others during his 2018 Spring Commencement address Saturday. Woodson, former Wolverine and NFL player, Heisman Trophy winner and philanthropist, delivered the address to a crowd of graduates estimated at more than 7,000, along with thousands of family members and friends at Michigan Stadium. He also received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree during the ceremony.
When you look around, I don’t want you to see black, white, Asian. I don’t want you to wonder if a person is a Democrat or Republican, gay or straight. When you look around, I just want you to simply see human beings, nothing more, nothing less.