The 49ers are donating $1 million to organizations “who’re creating change” in america, group CEO Jed York stated Saturday night time.
The group is making the gesture amid protests towards the demise Monday of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Floyd, a black man, died after white former police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck throughout an arrest for greater than eight minutes. The demise sparked days of demonstrations, riots and looting throughout the nation.
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“Individuals all through our nation are hurting. Feelings are uncooked, and rightfully so,” York stated in an announcement posted on Twitter.
“Heinous acts have been dedicated in latest weeks. Earlier than we’re in a position to notice impactful change, we should first have the braveness and compassion as human beings to return collectively and acknowledge the issue: black males, girls, kids and different oppressed minorities proceed to be systematically discriminated towards,” York added.