Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter known as for an finish to racism and stated that nobody needs to be “excused from acts of racial hatred.”
Jeter, the previous New York Yankees shortstop-turned-MLB govt who wasn’t one to converse his thoughts as a participant, launched an announcement on the police-involved death of George Floyd one week after the person died whereas in police custody in Minneapolis.
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“I am deeply saddened by the death of George Floyd and feel the pain and outrage it has caused his family and people throughout the world. This is a narrative that has happened far too often with us as people of color. It is time for racial hatred to end and to be unquestionably recognized and responded to with severe punishment,” he stated in an announcement posted on Twitter.
“It’s encouraging to see individuals of all colours all over the world talking out and protesting one other human tragedy that has too typically been the death of a black individual. Nobody needs to be excused from acts of racial hatred. Please don’t permit anybody to demonize those that are standing up towards these acts.
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“I hope that my youngsters and nephews don’t have to reside in a society the place individuals are unjustly handled as a result of of the colour of their pores and skin.
“I hope that their white pals develop up to acknowledge that it isn’t solely sufficient to verbalize their non-racist views, but in addition to take part at an energetic stage to eradicate racism.
“I hope we can all denounce the insidious signs of racial hatred and take action as human beings.”
In 2017, Jeter supported the thought of his gamers taking a knee through the nationwide anthem.
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“Peaceful protest is fine,” Jeter stated throughout a dinner for his Flip 2 Basis, in accordance to the New York Post. “You have a right to voice your opinion, as long as it’s a peaceful protest.”
He added: “The thing that I think is probably frustrating with this whole rhetoric that’s going back and forth is people lose sight of why someone was kneeling. They’re focused so much on the fact they are kneeling, as opposed to what they are kneeling for.”