The absence of professional sports got a majority of the world to open their minds on more important matters. Protests are taking place following the murder of George Floyd, an African-American man, at the hands of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.
Athletes have stepped up to the plate and used their platform to fight for racial equality and to bring an end to police brutality. LeBron James, Richard Sherman and Michael Jordan (among others) have all made public statements this past week.
On early Thursday morning, Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller gave his thoughts on the ongoing protests.
Miller states that, like other high-profile sports stars, it's his responsibility to raise awareness for the discriminations and injustices that African Americans face on a daily basis. Not only that, but he wants to see police officers "protect and serve," instead of "hunt and destroy."
The linebacker says that while he supports the ongoing protests, he wants to see the fight continue past this moment in time. Miller hopes to see changes in our society and the judicial system that will bring an end to racism in our country. More importantly, Miller wants those who support the Black Lives Matter movement to have difficult conversations with friends and family members to help bring an end to bigotry and hatred.
The fight for racial equality is just beginning, and Miller is willing to help in any way possible.