NFLAA Statement on Social Injustice
The National Football League Alumni Association (NFLAA) stands with everyone working to end racism, discrimination, systemic oppression, and prejudice in our society. We decry the torture and senseless killing of Mr. George Floyd in Minnesota, the murder of Breonna Taylor and many other deaths over the years at the hands of some bad law enforcement officers who dishonor many good men and women in law enforcement who serve dutifully and without prejudice. The NFLAA is speaking out because silence and a failure to act is part of the problem.
We can no longer pretend to be shocked and appalled by actions that continue to be repeated. Police brutality against Black people must stop. We call for a new standard of training for people charged with the task of protecting our communities with an emphasis on psychological evaluations and unconscious bias training for all potential police officers. We call for increased dialog on issues of race led by sports organizations, government, business, and local community organizations. We call every American to vote and we demand that our political leaders lead less by rhetoric and more by example. We call for a required curriculum to educate young people about racism and the effects of systemic inequality. We call for people everywhere to speak out against hatred, bigotry, and violence.
The NFLAA has a dual mission of caring for kids and caring for our own. For decades, we have been a diverse organization that includes former players, coaches, cheerleaders, team personnel, and associate members of all backgrounds working together to support positive initiatives and grass roots charities in our communities.
We ask everyone to pray for peace while working towards a new America, one that places the highest premiums on equality, unity, peace, and justice for all. #BlackLivesMatter