Michael Jordan supports anti-racism campaign with $100mn

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FILE - In this June 9, 1996 file photo Chicago Bulls Michael Jordan stands during a break at the end of an NBA Basketball game against the Seattle SuperSonics in Seattle. A Bismarck, N.D., man who used to own McDonald's restaurants is about $10,000 richer after selling a 20-year-old container of McJordan barbecue sauce Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, to a buyer in Chicago. The sauce was used on McJordan Burgers, named for basketball icon in limited markets for a short time in the 1990s, when Jordan led the Chicago Bulls to six NBA championships. (AP Photo/Beth A. Keiser, File)

American basketball legend Michael Jordan has pledged to support anti-racism organizations with $100 million.

This money will be spent in 10 years.

“Black lives matter. This isn’t a controversial statement,” read a statement from Jordan and his Jordan Brand.

“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.”

This move by Jordan comes following the death last week of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, while a white policeman knelt on his neck in Minneapolis.

His death has triggered protests in all 50 states across America with calls for racial justice, police reform dominating the events.