“Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand will donate $ 100 million over the next 10 years to organizations dedicated to ensuring race equality, social justice and better access to education,” said the communicated.
This pledge is certainly the biggest pledge ever made by a sports figure to non-profit charities.
It is a testament to the great emotion aroused by the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old African American, during his arrest in Minneapolis, which for 10 days has set the country ablaze with demonstrations turning into clashes.
“Protect and improve the lives of black people”
“Black Lives Matter. This is not a controversial claim. Until this entrenched racism that causes our country’s institutions to fail is completely eradicated, we will continue to be committed to protecting and improving the lives of black people, “said former Chicago Bulls star six-time NBA champion.
Very reluctant during his playing career to speak up to protest against racial or societal problems in the United States, a silence for which he has often received criticism, Jordan expressed his anger last week after the death of Floyd, joining the choir of the very many athletes to be indignant.