The murder of George Floyd at the hands of police officers in Minneapolis has led to violent protests all over the nation. Native Minnesotan Beau Allen, who joined the New England Patriots as an unrestricted free agent earlier this offseason, shared his opinion on the matter via a social media post on Friday. Allen’s statement reads as follows:
I usually keep things light on social media but watching the turmoil in my home state has compelled me to say something.
The video of George Floyd’s murder is horrific to watch.
Minorities have been speaking out about their experiences with racism for years. Their cries have gone largely unanswered — in 2020 PoC are still being murdered and those responsible aren’t properly being held accountable. I urge my white followers to join me in sharing this burden. Listen to their experiences. Believe them when they speak out & speak out with them.
If you are still unsure of how to help, especially from afar, I have donated to the following causes and posted them so you can join me in donating:
Minnesota Freedom Fund
Reclaim the Block
Black Visions Collective
Official George Floyd Memorial Fund
In case you too want to support the causes named by Allen, please follow the links listed here: