MLB releases statement on racism and racial injustice
|Wednesday, June 3, 2020 5:17 PM- -|
Major League Baseball released the following statement on Wednesday as peaceful protests have swept across many cities over racial injustice and police brutality.
"We offer our condolences to the families of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and all the families that have lost loved ones due to senseless killing and injustice.
"To be clear, our game has zero tolerance for racism and racial injustice.
"The reality that the Black community lives in fear or anxiety over racial discrimination, prejudice or violence is unacceptable.
"Addressing this issue requires action both within our sport and society. MLB is committed to engaging our communities to invoke change. We will take the necessary time, effort and collaboration to address symptoms of systemic racism, prejudice and injustice, but will be equally as focused on the root of the problem."
We want to be better, we need to be better, and this is our promise to do the work. pic.twitter.com/2cI6pCBdVb— MLB (@MLB) June 3, 2020