I didn’t think I’d see the day when the NFL owned up to its mistakes on how it treated issues of races and social injustice in recent years. And even when I saw Roger Goodell’s video admitting “we were wrong” for not listening to the league’s players when they were speaking out earlier, I still wondered what action would back up what was said.
Now we have some:
The NFL is expanding its social justice efforts through a 10-year, $250 million fund to combat systemic racism and support the battle against the ongoing and historic injustices faced by African-Americans.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) June 11, 2020
The NFL is pledging to donate $250 million over a 10-year span as part of efforts to “combat systemic racism and support the battle against the ongoing and historic injustices faced by African-Americans,” per league insider Tom Pelissero.
For starters, that is certainly an eye-opening amount of money over an extensive period of time. Secondly, that is what I imagine many wanted to see after the NFL made its statement last week. That the league is committing to pushing progressive changes now and into the future feels like a positive step. And while I would still like to be enlightened as to where specifically this money is going and how it is being funneled, it’s still good to see this course of action take place.