Millions across the U.S. have protested against police brutality and racial inequality in recent weeks following the death of George Floyd. Not only his death, but also Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Rayshard Brooks and others have struck a chord with American citizens.
Athletes all over the country have used their voice to lend a helping hand, and that includes LeBron James.
The Los Angeles Lakers great used his platform to speak out yet again when he took to Twitter and called out the state of Kentucky for drastically reducing the number of polling places open on Election Day.
“Kentucky cutting number of polling places for Tuesday’s primary from 3700 to 200. There will be one polling place for 616,000 registered voters in Louisville’s Jefferson County, where half state’s black voters live,” author Ari Berman tweeted Friday night.
James issued the following response via Twitter:
“Said it last week about GA. This is SYSTEMIC RACISM and OPPRESSION. So angry man. #BlackLivesMatter #MoreThanaVote.”
This is not the first time James has spoken out of late.
James criticized Georgia’s polling methods earlier this month.
“Everyone talking about ‘how do we fix this?’ They say ‘go out and vote?’ What about asking if how we vote is also structurally racist?,” James tweeted in response to someone who posted the following on Twitter:
James and his business partner Maverick Carter helped form a non-profit called “More Than a Vote,” which is to make a positive impact on Black voter turnout while pushing more to register while also fighting against laws and decisions that directly oppress the Black vote by making it significantly harder to cast a ballot.