7/25/2016 9:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Michael Jordan says he’s “deeply troubled by the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of law enforcement” … and is donating $2 MILLION to try to make a difference.
The NBA legend penned a statement for TheUndefeated … saying he’s also angered by the “cowardly and hateful targeting and killing of police officers.”
MJ says he can no longer stay silent — and is using his money to make a statement.
“I am making contributions of $1 million each to two organizations — the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s newly established Institute for Community-Police Relations and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.”
“Although I know these contributions alone are not enough to solve the problem, I hope the resources will help both organizations make a positive difference.”
“We need to find solutions that ensure people of color receive fair and equal treatment AND that police officers – who put their lives on the line every day to protect us all – are respected and supported.”