Black People Politics : Michael Jordan: A Day Late and a Million Dollars Short

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  1. Liberty

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    He waited, and waited, and waited to take a political stance on anything. Now that he’s old and out of the game, Jordan wants to talk about policing? Get out of here.

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    Michael Jordan watching a Charlotte Hornets game Nov. 1, 2015, in Charlotte, N.C. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

    On Monday, Michael Jordan decided to break his
    Clarence Thomas-like silence on race relations in this country to denounce the killings of unarmed black men, women and children at the hands of police. In a piece for The Undefeated, Jordan also condemned the killings of cops and donated $1 million each to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s Institute for Community-Police Relations.


    It’s with great thought and all due respect that I say, “F–k Michael Jordan.”

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  3. Liberty

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    Even if Michael Jordan put up 2 mill to an effort to resolve the differences between the two camps, I might see him differently. But, what he has done is given one mill to one side, and one mill to the other side, effectually cancelling each other out....he's done nothing, as usual, IMO.

    He has not taken a stance!
     
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    The organizations he is granting $2 million to are:

    Institute For Community-Police Relations

    The IACP Institute for Community-Police Relations is designed to provide guidance and assistance to law enforcement agencies looking to enhance community trust, by focusing on culture, policies, and practices. The Institute was borne out of and is guided by two foundational documents...​

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    http://www.iacp.org/ICPR



    NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund

    The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. is America's premier legal organization fighting for racial justice. Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans. LDF also defends the gains and protections won over the past 75 years of civil rights struggle and works to improve the quality and diversity of judicial and executive appointments.​

    http://www.naacpldf.org
     
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    Methinx you doth protest waaaaay too much. He is finally on board. He does have sons. Let him engage. Better late than never




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    I like what Barack had to say. But, I guess I just don't have so much faith in the IACP being the agency to carry out his plans because they have existed since 1839 and look what they have accomplished thus far.
     
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