Michael Jordan ‘Deeply Troubled’ By Police-Involved Shootings
Michael Jordan is finally breaking his silence over the recent police-involved shootings.
In an exclusive letter to The Undefeated, the basketball legend said, “I have been deeply troubled by the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of law enforcement and angered by the cowardly and hateful targeting and killing of police officers.”
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 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.
He went on to announce his plans to donate $1 million to the Institute for Community-Police Relations, which was launched in May by the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
Jordan will also donate $1 million to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, which was established in 1940 to work through the legal system to push for civil rights.
“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,” Jordan wrote.
For years, Michael Jordan seemingly turning a blind eye and deaf ear to the plights of the black community.
First Raven…now Michael.