Michael Jordon to donate $100 million
The basketball legend revealed on Friday that he and his Jordan Brand, a shoe-and-apparel division of Nike, would donate the funds over the next 10 years with the goal of 'ensuring racial equality, social justice and greater access to education'.
'Black lives matter. This isn't a controversial statement,' the former NBA star and current Charlotte Hornets owner said in a 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.' Michael Jordan has announced he will donate $100 million to organizations that fight for race equality in the wake of the George Floyd protests that have gripped the United States His statement went on to say that his Jordan Brand represents the black community.
'The Jordan Brand is us, the black community. Jordan Brand is more than one man. It has always been a family. 'We represent a proud family that has overcome obstacles, fought against discrimination in communities worldwide and that works every day to erase the stain of racism and the damage of injustice,' he said.
'The will, the work, the excellence the world has come to know is the result of one generation after another, pouring their dreams into the next.