Michael Jordan has offered his thoughts on the civil unrest that’s pervading the United States in the wake of the death of George Floyd.
His full statement can be viewed online, via Twitter.
“I am deeply saddened, truly pained and plain angry,” Jordan expressed.
“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 basketball legend continued on to say.
Major U.S. cities have been rocked by riots over the last several days.
“I don’t have the answers, but our collective voices show strength and the inability to be divided by others,” Jordan said.
“We must listen to each other, show compassion and empathy and never turn our backs on senseless brutality. 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. Every one of us needs to be part of the solution, and we must work together to ensure justice for all,” he continued.
Jordan then offered his condolences to the family of George Floyd.
“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,” he concluded.
May we all continue to strive for a better tomorrow, one in which the perpetrators of oppression and racism are held accountable for their actions.