Basketball legend, Michael Jordan, donated $2 million to the Institute for Community-Police Relations and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund to help the relationship between police and citizens. $1 million was given to the police and the other million was given to the NAACP.
Jordan announced that he would be making the donation in an open letter he wrote on The Undefeated, a platform on ESPN that is dedicated to exploring intersectionality and culture, race, and sports. In the letter, Jordan wrote about how his father was a victim of violence. His father lost his life in 1993 after two robbers gunned him down. He also wrote about his life, growing up as a Black man and how the recent deaths of Black victims have been troubling him.
Jordan had never been one to speak out on social and political issues, but he said he felt the need to take a stand and speak up. He hopes that by speaking up, it will help bring Americans together and create change