Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has pledged $1 million to improving police training and addressing systemic racism through education and advocacy in our country.
Prescott made the announcement in a four-page Instagram post:
#Cowboys QB Dak Prescott posted a 4-page statement on Instagram: “I plan to take action and pledge $1,000,000 to improve police training and address systematic racism through education and advocacy.” pic.twitter.com/3uefxxVBB0
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) June 3, 2020
“As a black multiracial American, I am disgusted and unsettled!” Prescott writes. “As our communities take action, protesting and fighting for the justice of George Floyd and every black life, I am with you! . . . As I process the passing of my brother, I have come to realize we are not given a voice to pronounce how much we matter. It is our obligation to tell our neighbor how much they matter to us and take a stand for the greater good of each other.”
“To the men and women that police our streets, I have the utmost respect for those of you with a passion for protecting and serving our communities,” Prescott said. “When you chose to wear a badge of a police officer, you pledged to PROTECT life and property through the enforcement of our laws and regulations. How can you claim to uphold the law when those within your ranks don’t abide by it? You need to hold your own accountable! Each of your are as guilty as the men who stood beside Derek Chauvin if you do not stand up against the systemic racism plaguing our police forces nationwide.”
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