With the recent uproar involving the recent death of Minneapolis man George Floyd at the hands of the police making headlines, it sort of pushed the other racial incident somewhat out of the top news that happened just days ago.
“Central Park Karen” is making the rounds on social media that showed a Black man being wrongfully accused of threatening the life of a White woman who became enraged that he asked her to put her dog on a leash.
Boston Celtics forward Jaylen Brown saw that video and just had to speak out on it.
He continued to call out Karen’s decision to call the police on the man filming the video, and even stated she should face charges.
She has since been fired from her job.
Brown is not afraid to speak out on sensitive topics as he recently called out the government for not providing enough support to the African American community in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
“What’s going on now among people of color is I think is no different than what’s been going on the last 100 years,” Brown said during his appearance on the “NBA Together” roundtable discussion, via The Boston Globe. “The lack of resources, the lack or affordability, the lack of accessibility, the lack of information, I think it’s just being magnified right now during this time.
”I think that’s a lot of the issue is kids don’t have computers, don’t have technology set up, things like that. So it’s hard for them to feel like their educational experience is at an even playing field when they don’t have some of the things that others have.”