On Friday, Lakers President Jeanie Buss took to Instagram to show just how terrible people can be during this trying time in our country. It was a letter racist and hateful letter she received from a fan identified as “Joe.”
The letter not only called out the Black players on the team, but completely disrespected Kobe Bryant and his death.
“After much thought, I decided to share this letter I received on Monday so that everyone can see the hate is real and living out there,” she wrote in the caption. “This is happening in our world TODAY. It’s real and it exists.”
She added, “On this day, Juneteenth, I ask my white friends to join together, acknowledge the racism that exists in our country and around the world, and pledge to stop ignoring it. We all must do better.”
“To Joe: Did sending this letter make you feel better? Really all you did was waste your time, and energy and your postage stamp. (But thank you for including your return home address) Why don’t you look in the mirror and see your ugliness because I refuse to.”
The Lakers recently announced plans to acknowledge Juneteenth by giving their staff the day off, and asking them to educate themselves about race relations and systemic injustices in the U.S.
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