When it comes to social injustice and politics, Michael Jordan usually stays on the sidelines. Thankfully, not this time. After a week of civil unrest after the murder of George Floyd, Jordan took to social media to express his disgust about the situation.
“I am deeply saddened, truly pained, and plain angry,” Jordan’s statement began. “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 in our country. We have had enough.”
Jordan continued urging for peaceful protests behind the cause, admitting that while he doesn’t have the answers, the unification of everyone’s voices is powerful enough.
“We must listen to each other, show compassion and empathy, and never turn our backs on senseless brutality, he 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 systemic change.”
Jordan made sure to express sorrow and condolences to the Floyd’s family.
“My heart goes out to George Floyd and to the countless others whose lives have been brutally and senselessly taken through acts of racism and injustice.”
The anger and protest around the nation are hitting differently this time around. Jordan, who rarely talks politics, is clearly upset at the current climate of this country. For things to change, everyone has to evolve mentally and be on board for the change to happen.