Michael Jordan Pledges $100 Million Donation to Causes That Promote Racial Equality

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NBA Legend Michael Jordan | FRANCK FIFE/Getty Images

Many companies and individuals have stepped up to voice their commitment to combating racial inequality and police brutality following George Floyd’s death. However, while many have made statements, far fewer have taken action.

Jordan Brand is not one of those companies, however. Michael Jordan announced a massive $100 million donation to “ensure racial equality, social justice and greater access to education.”

That will be over the span of the next decade.

An official statement from the company elaborates on the donation, saying, “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.”

Jordan Brand is not alone in its efforts either. Its parent company Nike, along with one of its subsidiaries, Converse, have pledged $40 million over the next four years.

The announcement comes after Floyd’s death and the civil unrest occurring across the world. Jordan offered a response to these events, stating, “I stand with those who are calling out the ingrained racism and violence toward people of color in our country. We have had enough.”

Many have been critical of Jordan’s inactivity on social issues in the past, but there’s nothing to debate here. Jordan has turned his words into action with an incredible donation from the Jordan Brand, which will hopefully have extensive impact in the years to come.

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