NBA legend Michael Jordan issued a statement Sunday on the ongoing and widespread protests across the United States.
NBA legend Michael Jordan issued a statement Sunday on the ongoing and widespread protests across the United States:
“I stand with those who are calling out the ingrained racism and violence toward people of color in our country,” Jordan said. “We have had enough.”
Jordan, who has largely stayed away from any political commentary throughout his public life, issued his comments nearly a week after the death of George Floyd, an unarmed African-American man who died Monday evening after being violently apprehended by a Minneapolis police officer.
Floyd was 46-years-old.
Video of a Minneapolis police officer kneeling on Floyd’s neck went viral earlier this week and sparked ongoing protests throughout the country.
On Friday, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who was was seen on video kneeling on Floyd’s neck, was arrested on charges of third-degree murder
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