Last week, George Floyd was murdered by police in Minneapolis and since then, there have been protests all throughout the United States. It’s clear that people are fed up with police brutality and are trying to start a revolution that sees real change come to the United States. During this time, numerous athletes have come out in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and are making sure something like this never happens again.
Recently, Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn Nets spoke to Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated about what’s happening throughout the country and how necessary it is right now. As Durant explained, he’s happy to see all of the protesters come together for a common cause.
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“This is about our culture,” Durant said. “I’ve seen the care, love and attention we have as a community. With everything going on right now it makes me have a lot of pride. We have a lot of stuff on our back, but we keep fighting through. It’s beautiful to see everybody coming together as one right now for what we all believe in, which is equality. The black community always sticks together through tragedy. But to see everybody support us in their own way is cool.”
Durant also urged white people to educate themselves about the black community as education is the best way to show real support. Durant has a massive platform and it’s clear he is ready to use it.