Michael Jordan released an official statement discussing his sadness surrounding the death of George Floyd.
"I am deeply saddened, truly pained and plain angry," began Jordan's statement. "... I stand with those who are calling out the ingrained racism and violence toward people of color in our country. We have had enough."
Jordan's complete statement is below:
I don’t have the answers, but our collective voices show strength and the inability to be divided by others. We must listen to each other, show compassion and empathy and never turn our backs on senseless brutality,” Jordan added. “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 systematic change. Every one of us needs to be part of the solution, and we must work together to ensure justice for all.
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.