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:

https://twitter.com/JohnJustLC/status/757705815843217409

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’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWBoXFfForc

 

 

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