Patrick Kane called for racism and injustice to end in the United States in a statement he released Friday on Twitter.
Kane, who rarely uses social media, echoed statements made by Blackhawks team captain Jonathan Toews earlier in the week that as a white male he cannot understand the racism a Black person faces, but that doesn’t mean he can’t fight for change.
Racism and injustice in our country must end.— Patrick Kane (@88PKane) June 5, 2020
As a white male in this society, I will never truly understand. But I want to help in this fight for change - and I know I cannot do that in silence. (1/4)
“I’m here to listen and to educate myself – but most importantly, to act. While I have so much more to learn and do, I was inspired by @jahmal_cole words, ‘What’s something simple I can do that will have a positive impact on my block?’
“Today, I’m contributing to Chicago’s own @mbmhmc (My Block, My Hood, My City) and @ASPChicago (All Stars Project of Chicago) and encourage others to learn more about the many inspirational and impactful organizations serving the black community.
“You may have seen this video already, but I think it’s important to share. It helped me begin to better understand systemic racism and open my eyes to the problems many may not be aware of.”
Kane linked a video, titled “Systemic Racism Explained,” in his final tweet: