One of black America’s heroes, former NBA star, Michael Jordon has spoken out on the senseless death of George Floyd while in police custody. Voicing outrage, Jordan said his heart went out to Floyd’s family and those who’ve died as a result of racism.
As protests triggered by the death of the unarmed black man in Minneapolis last week, continue to make news headlines, Jordan on Sunday said he stands in solidarity with those who are calling out the racism that is ingrained in American society.
“I am deeply saddened, truly pained and plain angry,” Jordan, a Basketball Hall of Famer and owner of the National Basketball Association’s Charlotte Hornets, said in a statement. He added, “I see and feel everyone’s pain, outrage and frustration,” he said, adding, “I stand with those who are calling out the ingrained racism and violence toward people of color in our country. We have had enough.”