Michael Jordan is giving back in a big way to support the Black Lives Matter movement.
In a statement released by his manager, Estee Portnoy, it was announced that Jordan and Jordan Brands will be giving will be donating $100 million over the course of 10 years.
The statement says:
“Jordan Brand is more than one man. It has always been a family. We represent a proud family that has overcome obstacles, fought against discrimination in communities worldwide and that works every day to erase the stain of racism and the damage of injustice. The will, the work, the excellence the world has come to know is the result of one generation after another, pouring their dreams into the next. It’s 2020, and our family now includes anyone who aspires to our way of life. Yet as much as things have changed, the worst remains the same. Black lives matter. This isn’t a controversial statement. 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.”
According to the statement, the money donated will be given to “organizations dedicated to ensuring racial inequality, social justice and greater access to education.”