American basketball legend Michael Jordan donated $100 million to organizations fighting for racial equality and social justice considering waves of protests across the country against police murder black citizen George Floyd.
Six times the champion of the 90s with the Chicago Bulls said in a statement that his brand would distribute the money over a decade to various organizations to fight against “inherent racism”.
Floyd died at 46 after his May 25 arrest in Minneapolis, suffocating under the knee of a white cop who pressed his neck for nine minutes and did not respond to his distress.
The death of Floyd has rekindled the long-standing anger many halves felt against police violence against African Americans and has sparked a wave of civil unrest like no other in the United States since the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968.
The US media has reported that police have arrested nearly 10,000 people during protests across the country in recent days.