NBA legend, Michael Jordan, and the Jordan Brand are donating $100 million to organizations dedicated to promoting racial equality and social justice.
In a joint statement released on social media on Friday, Jordan and the Jordan Brand stated that the money will be paid over 10 years with the goal of ”ensuring racial equality, social justice, and greater access to education.”
”Black lives matter,” the statement said. ”This isn’t a controversial statement. Until the ingrained racism that allows our country’s institutions to fail is completely eradicated, we will remain committed to protecting and improving the lives of black people.”
Jordan, the 57-year-old ex Chicago Bulls legend, who is also the owner of the Charlotte Hornets. The Jordan Brand is a subsidiary of Nike, the shoe giant earlier on Friday committed $40 million over the next four years to support the black community.
Jordan also released a press statement on Monday about George Floyd and the killings of black Americans at the hands of police.
”I am deeply saddened, truly pained and plain angry,” Jordan said. ”I see and feel everyone’s pain, outrage, and frustration. I stand with those who are calling out the ingrained racism and violence toward people of color in our country. We have had enough.”