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.