Jesse Jackson Calls For Top Recruits To Boycott University of Kentucky, Louisville After Breonna Taylor Ruling (TWEET)
Rev. Jesse Jackson is calling for action from young athletes in the wake of the grand jury ruling regarding Breonna Taylor.
It was this past Wednesday when a grand jury indicted former Louisville police officer Brett Hankison on three counts of wanton endangerment for firing shots into the homes of Taylor’s neighbors, but nothing in regards to the actual killing of Taylor herself.
The verdict sparked mass protests nationwide.
As a way of fighting back, Rev. Jackson suggests professional athletes should discourage basketball and football recruits from attending the University of Kentucky and Louisville.
“The players in the WNBA, NFL & NBA must discourage high profile athletes, basketball & football players, from going to the University of Kentucky & the University of Louisville,” Jackson wrote. “We must make economic life in [Kentucky] inconvenient. This tactic has always worked for oppressed people.”
The odds of this actually happening are very slim.