The GOAT, Michael Jordan released a statement today in support of the protesters around the country.
Jordan posted the following statement to his social media acount:
“I am deeply saddened, truly pained and plain angry. I see and feel everyone’s pain, outrage and frustration. I stand with those who are calling out the ingrained racism and violence toward people of color in our country. We have had enough.”
The GOAT went on to express that while he doesn’t have “the answers,” he believes in the power of being vocal.
“Our collective voices show strength and the inability to be divided by others,” the statement continued. “We must listen to each other, show compassion and empathy and never turn our backs on senseless brutality.”
Jordan added that “we need to continue peaceful expressions against injustice and demand accountability.”
“Our unified voice needs to put pressure on our leaders to change our laws, or else we need to use our vote to create systemic change,” Jordan expressed. “Every one of us needs to be part of the solution, and we must work together to ensure justice for all.”
He ended his statement paying respect to George Floyd and others who have lost their life to racism and injustice.
“My heart goes out to the family of George Floyd and to the countless others whose lives have been brutally and senselessly taken through acts of racism and injustice.”