Michael Jordan Not Black Enough for BlackLivesMatter

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Michael Jordan just supported law enforcement in a big way and BlackLivesMatter is hitting him back hard with the usual “Uncle Tom”, “Traitor” rhetoric!

Jordan is donating $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 help address police-related shootings.

He also made a strongly worded statement in support of law enforcement that addressed the issue. It was a statement that provoked the ire of many in the #BlackLivesMatter movement!

Michael Jordan just supported law enforcement in a big way and BlackLivesMatter is hitting him back hard with the usual "Uncle Tom", "Traitor" rhetoric!

“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. I grieve with the families who have lost loved ones, as I know their pain all too well.

“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.

Read the rest of the Michael Jordan statement here.

Social media went crazy on Michael Jordan, with his name trending on twitter. While most was kind:

Many were downright hateful and many I could not include as the language was so vile:

What a world we live in when a great example to many like Michael Jordan does such an unselfish act, and he gets reviled for it. The vitriol amazes me!

Michael Jordan: ‘I can no longer stay silent’

 

 

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Scott Osborn is a Writer, Preacher, Political activist, as well as the Social Media Director for the TV Comedy Show, The Flipside with Michael Loftus. Scott hosts several radio shows, including the wildly popular “Conover U” starring Rodney Lee & the Preacher..

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