Michael Jordan, Jordan Brand pledge USD 100 mln for racial equality

Michael Jordan, Jordan Brand pledge USD 100 mln for racial equality

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Washington, Jun 6 : Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand on Friday announced that they have promised USD 100 million in the fight for racial justice. According to the announcement, the donation will take place over the next 10 years and will go to organizations "dedicated to ensuring greater access to ethnic equality, social justice and education". Jordan and Jordan Brand, a subsidiary of Nike, said in a statement: "Black lives matter. This is not a controversial statement. As long as our country's institutions are not allowed to fail, as long as We will be completely erased. " To protect and improve the lives of Black people. " George Floyd, a black man, died last month in Minneapolis after Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, kneeled on his neck for more than eight minutes. Floyd's death has sparked protests in many cities across the United States.

"Systemic racism and the events that have unfolded across America over the past few weeks serve as an urgent reminder of the continued change needed in our society," Nike President and CEO John Donahoe said. Jordan has earlier expressed his grief and outrage over the death of Floyd. "I am very sad, really in pain and plain angry. I see and feel the pain, resentment and frustration of everyone. I stand with those who are deeply racist towards people of color in our country and calling violence. We have enough. " Jordan said. (UNI)