If you though 2016 was filled with surprises, get this, Michael Jordan for the first time in his life has broke his silence on police brutality against black people in America. His Airness wrote a letter to express his thoughts on the recent brutal tragedies of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and the Dallas police officers who were slain, in the letter he wrote to TheUndefeated he states
“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,” Jordan writes in a one-page letter released exclusively to The Undefeated. “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. 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.”
Along with the letter, Jordan also donated $2 million dollars to improve community-police relations, $1 million went tothe Institute for Community-Police Relations, which was launched in May by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, which was established in 1940 to work through the legal system to push for civil rights. This month, we created a post called “Celebrities Who Have Been SILENT Since The Murders Of Alton Sterling & Philando Castile”, and Michael Jordan was one of the celebs mentioned, glad to say we can take him off the list.