ESPYs Kick Off With Black Lives Matter Speech: ‘We All Have to Do Better’

Variety | 7/13/2016 | Staff
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The ESPY Awards used the platform to send a message on the recent Black Lives Matter protests and police shootings of African-American men, with a quartet of athletes taking the stage Wednesday night.

“We stand here tonight accepting our role in uniting communities,” said Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers. “We stand before you as fathers, sons, husbands, brothers, uncles, and in my case, as an African-American man and the nephew of a police officer, who is one of the hundreds of thousands of great officers serving this country. But Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Eric Garner, Laquan McDonald, Alton Sterling, Philando Castile — this is also our reality.”

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