Carmelo’s Call to Action

NY Knicks Carmelo Anthony has used social media to call athletes to become more active on social issues in the response to the shootings in Dallas, Baton Rouge, Orlando, and Minneapolis.   Athletes have the platform to change things in their communities, but some athletes are afraid to speak on social issues because they might lose endorsements.   That is  why Michael Jordan never spoke out on social issues. Jordan made millions, and didn’t want to lose any of that money by taking a stand on a social issue.   Anthony believes that they can’t worry about that and make change.   That included that talk to politicians and demanding change.  If they want change things they have to put their money where their mouth is.  It means reinvesting in their communities by creating jobs.

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