There are a lot of movie and music stars that have remained pretty silent, legendary NBA basketball player Michael Jordan has recently come out in the open to show his respect and support for the U.S. law enforcement.
VIA American News
“As a proud American, a father who lost his own dad in a senseless act of violence, and a black man, I have been deeply troubled by the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of law enforcement,” Jordan said in a statement shared by The Undefeated yesterday morning. “And angered by the cowardly and hateful targeting and killing of police officers. I grieve with the families who have lost loved ones, as I know their pain all too well.”
“I was raised by parents who taught me to love and respect people regardless of their race or background, so I am saddened and frustrated by the divisive rhetoric and racial tensions that seem to be getting worse as of late,” he continued. “I know this country is better than that, and I can no longer stay silent. We need to find solutions that ensure people of color receive fair and equal treatment AND that police officers—who put their lives on the line every day to protect us all—are respected and supported.”
Jordan then went on to state that he has personally witnessed the dedication of law enforcement working to protect his family, though he acknowledged that “for many people of color their experiences with law enforcement have been different than” his.
Finally, he called for Americans to come forward and work together for real change.
“To support that efforts, I am making contributions of $1 million each to two organizations, the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s newly established Institute for Community-Police Relations and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund,” he concluded. “Although I know these contributions alone are not enough to solve the problem, I hope the resources will help both organizations make a positive difference.”
Michael Jordan has delivered a deep message, bringing up the real problems. However, that is not how the Black Lives Matter activists perceive that, they didn’t wait long to return the blow and call Jordan “Uncle Tom,” and blamed him that he only cared about his money.