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“I can no longer stay silent.”

Michael Jordan is often lauded as being the greatest basketball player ever. Such a lofty accomplishment has placed the venerable athlete in a class of his own. While people praise MJ for his otherworldly achievements in the NBA, many have been quick to ostracize him for being uninvolved in worldly matters. Earlier this week, MJ flipped the script and addressed one of the most controversial issues affecting America today.

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Read Michael Jordan’s chilling letter on the following pages.

Jordan Addresses Black Lives Matter

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This past Monday (July 25), Michael Jordan released a letter exclusively through The Undefeated which addressed a myriad of race issues affecting America. The lone African-American owner in the NBA spoke on the importance of reducing violence by the hands cops towards African Americans.

MJ Speaks

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“As a proud American, a father who lost his own dad in a senseless act of violence, and a black man, I have been deeply troubled by the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of law enforcement and angered by the cowardly and hateful targeting and killing of police officers,” Jordan candidly wrote.