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After remaining silent regarding politics and social justice issues during most of his career, Michael Jordan is speaking out about racial tensions in America and violence between citizens and law enforcement.

In a personal essay for the African-American themed sports blog, The Undefeated, the legendary baller made the most perfect statement ever.

n a post entitled “I Can No Longer Stay Silent,” Jordan referenced the 1993 gun-violence related death of his own father to underline how the shootings of unarmed black men is a deeply personal issue for him. “I grieve with the families who have lost loved ones, as I know their pain all too well,” he wrote.

Jordan, one of the highest-earning athletes who retired from the game of basketball 13 years ago has pledged to contribute $1 million to the Internal Association of Chiefs of Police’s Institute for Community-Police Relations and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

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