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Tiger Woods is calling for a “safer, unified society.”
“My heart goes out to George Floyd, his loved ones and all of us who are hurting right now,” his statement read. “I have always had the utmost respect for our law enforcement. They train so diligently to understand how, when and where to use force. This shocking tragedy clearly crossed that line.”
Woods continued, “I remember the LA riots and learned that education is the best path forward. We can make our own points without burning the very neighborhoods that we live in. I hope that through constructive, honest conversations we can build a safer, unified society.”
The PGA champion's sentiments seemed to echo a speech given by George brother Terrence Floyd.
“My family is a peaceful family,” he said. “My family is God-fearing. Yeah, we upset. But we're not gonna take it; we're not gonna be repetitious. In every case of police brutality, the same thing has been happening: Y'all protest, y'all destroy stuff and they don't move. You know why they don't move? It's not their stuff. It's our stuff. So, they want us to destroy our stuff. We're not gonna move. So, let's do this another way. Let's do this another way.”
In addition to protesting, celebrities are also giving back to the cause by donating. On Sunday, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds donated $200,000 to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, telling fans, “We stand in awe of this organization and its leader, Sherrilyn Ifill.” Janelle Monáe, Steve Carelland Chrissy Teigenhave donated to help bail out protestors.