Steph Curry will not be silenced.
While the NBA season has been on pause due to the coronavirus pandemic, Curry has made his voice heard regarding social and racial injustices, along with police brutality after George Floyd, an African American man, died in Minneapolis in the hands of police custody.
On Tuesday, Curry joined the #BlackOutTuesday protest on social media and also urged people to vote in states that have Presidential primary elections Tuesday as well.
Eight states — Washington DC, Indiana, Maryland, Montana, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and South Dakota — are holding Presidential primary elections on Tuesday.
Curry recently joined «The Life Podcast» with Anthony Morrow and Justin Jack to speak on systemic racism.
«It’s just crazy, how many examples do you need?» Curry said. «This one, I actually found out from [Stephen Jackson]. He’s been posting like crazy trying to make sure his partner is memorialized the right way and they remember his name and he’s taken that on his back. It’s crazy to think in my Instagram feed, I don’t post that much, but like, I couldn’t even get through eight different posts from Ahmaud Arbery to George Floyd.
«And that, in and of itself, it’s sad to your point. One, we know there’s police brutality, we know there’s systemic racism, all these issues that we’re all trying to address. As the black community, the thing that we are doing is trying to use our voice, our platforms, everybody is activating in the streets and the communities trying to do the work and everyone is playing their part.
«But until people outside of our community speak up, use their platform, get uncomfortable and actually feel some type of emotional change to the issues then we are just going to be in the same situation. That, to me, is the thing I’ve been watching on social media, if we can actually get some solutions. To raise your voice and get mad and get angry and you hate doing it over and over again, but we got to figure out some solutions to this problem and they got to be accountable to it.»
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