A basketball legend can no longer stay silent over the police shootings and shootings of African Americans.
FOX's Jared Max reports:
In an essay titled, "I Can No Longer Stay Silent", basketball legend Michael Jordan wrote:
"I am saddened and frustrated by the divisive rhetoric and racial tensions that seem to be getting worse as of late. I know this country is better than that, and I can no longer stay silent."
"We need to find solutions that ensure people of color receive fair and equal treatment AND that police officers - who put their lives on the line every day to protect us all - are respected and supported."
The lengthy essay also includes this from Michael Jordan:
"I have decided to speak out in the hope that we can come together as Americans, and through peaceful dialogue and education, achieve constructive change."
He said to support that effort:
"I am making contributions of $1 million each to two organizations, the International Association of Chiefs of Police's newly established Institute for Community-Police Relations and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund."
Jared Max, FOX News.