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Basketball Legend Michael Jordan Donates Million’s to Fight This Controversial Cause

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Jordan Wants People of Color to Receive “Fair Treatment”

Michael Jordan with his wife

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Later in his letter, Jordan stressed the importance of valuing lives of people of color, while also maintaining respect for police officers.

“I was raised by parents who taught me to love and respect people regardless of their race or background, so I am saddened and frustrated by the divisive rhetoric and racial tensions that seem to be getting worse as of late. I know this country is better than that, and I can no longer stay silent. We need to find solutions that ensure people of color receive fair and equal treatment AND that police officers – who put their lives on the line every day to protect us all – are respected and supported.”

Jordan Will Donate $2 Million

Micheal Jordan

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To echo his desires of initiating change, Jordan will donate $2 million to the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s newly established Institute for Community-Police Relations and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

“To support that effort, I am making contributions of $1 million each to two organizations, the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s newly established Institute for Community-Police Relations and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. The Institute for Community-Police Relations’ policy and oversight work is focused on building trust and promoting best practices in community policing. My donation to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the nation’s oldest civil rights law organization, will support its ongoing work in support of reforms that will build trust and respect between communities and law enforcement. Although I know these contributions alone are not enough to solve the problem, I hope the resources will help both organizations make a positive difference.”

This is a Huge Step For Jordan

Micheal Jordan

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For a public figure who has been relatively quiet in the midst of conflict, Jordan speaking on such a restless issue is huge. In the past, many were critical of Michael for failing to use his platform to address pressing issues.

The fact that he’s walking in the Lion’s den fearlessly, is mighty impressive.

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