Eagles’ Malcolm Jenkins won’t protest Sunday after NFL’s pledge to social justice causes
30 November 2017 Eagles News
Since week two of the 2016 season, Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins has raised his fist to raise awareness for social justice and criminal justice reform. However, that all ends Sunday due to the new $89 pledge made by the NFL.
Jenkins revealed that he would end his protest after the NFL and the Players Coalition, which is co-founded by Jenkins, joined in a partnership in which the league will contribute $89 million over seven years to projects dealing with criminal justice reform and other social justice causes.
“I know a lot of people have kind of made a big deal about the money that the league has proposed, but I’m more concerned and more interested in the platform they’re proposing,” he said. “The reason I started raising my fist in the first place is to draw awareness to injustices in this country, disenfranchised people of color. I wanted to draw awareness.” Via ESPN.com
This initiative between the NFL, owners and Players Coalition does not mandate an end to any player demonstrations. Its always been about the issues; strengthening the criminal justice system and fight for racial and social equality. #PlayersCoalition pic.twitter.com/4Nl2pP5ltG
— Malcolm Jenkins (@MalcolmJenkins) November 30, 2017
Jenkins has worked very hard with the player’s coalition, state legislature, the NFL and the U.S. Government. His efforts are changing this world and this new deal with the NFL is going to be the kick starter that will bring necessary change to this country.
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