Eagles’ Jeffrey Lurie issues powerful statement

94WIP Staff
June 02, 2020 - 2:39 pm

Eagles chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie released a powerful statement on Tuesday, discussing systemic racism in America. 

"It is our shared responsibility to to address the pain and combat systemic racism," Lurie said in the statement. There is so much we can all do to improve our unequal system of justice, our schools and our communities." 

Lurie's statement comes on what is being called "Blackout Tuesday" on social media, where many accounts have decided to go dark to support racial equality, as the country continues to deal with protests following last week's murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. 

Many Philadelphia athletes and Eagles players have taken to social media to voice their opinions, most recently Eagles center Jason Kelce, Sixers point guard Ben Simmons, and Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper.  

Please, everyone, stay safe! "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”. -MLK

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I’ve been trying to come up with words for this post. Trying to write the right things and trying to get my mind and heart wrapped around this. I grew up on the East Side of Las Vegas around many different cultures knowing one thing — My parents taught me to love everyone equally, regardless of the color of their skin, where they came from, young or old. Our Heavenly Father made us this way, as unique individuals, so we would all come together and do everything we could to get back to him one day. To love one another, to build each other up, to root for one another, and to be ONE with each other. I will never know what it is like to be an African American man, woman, or child. The one thing I do know is I will always stand with them and for them. I will always be there when they need me. I will always have their backs, knowing they have always had mine. I will love my brothers and sisters and will teach my son to love all as well. To the Floyd family, and to all the other families that have experienced trauma, loss of life, inequality, racism, and hatred - I am so sorry for that. This world that we live in should have no room for it. We as Americans have to come together and stop this in all walks of life. I will listen, speak up, love, stand, and act for what I believe is right. I will never stop!! I love you all my brothers and sisters! We are ONE!✊--✊--✊--✊--✊--

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94WIP's Ike Reese has also been vocal about the issue. 

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