Michael Jordan Announces First Three Charity Recipients of Social Justice Donations

In June, we noted that Michael Jordan and Nike's Jordan Brand were collaborating to donate $100 million over 10 years for social justice causes, and that this represented a notable departure from Jordan's "Republicans buy sneakers too" mantra. Today, Jordan and Nike announced the first three recipients of funding:

“I’m all in with Jordan Brand, the Jordan family and our partners, who share a commitment to address the historical inequality that continues to plague Black communities in the U.S.,” Jordan said in the release. “There is a long history of oppression against Black Americans that holds us back from full participation in American society. We understand that one of the main ways we can change systemic racism is at the polls. We know it will take time for us to create the change we want to see, but we are working quickly to take action for the Black community’s voice to be heard.”

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Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.