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CONNORMCDAVID CONDEMNS RACISM: TIME FOR US TO GET OUT OF OUR COMFORT ZONES

Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid released a statement Wednesday, condemning racism and pledging to learn more about the history of racial discrimination in Canada and the United States.

"Like everyone else, I watched the horror of George Floyd's murder and felt helpless and sick to my stomach," McDavid wrote in a tweet. "And as I have watched the many protests against racism and social injustice that have been taking place around the world, I realize that I need to do more to educate myself... that I need to learn more about the history of racism in our countries and to listen to the voices and the perspectives of the black community and other racial minorities to try and understand how I can help to affect positive change going forward.

"As a young white male and pro athlete, I recognize that we live a very privileged life. I believe that the time is now for all of us to get out of our comfort zones, to not sit idly on the sidelines, and to be a part of the solution to ensure we end racism in our society."



McDavid joined Sidney Crosby, P.K. Subban, and Patrice Bergeron as the latest NHL stars to weigh in as the sports world speaks out against George Floyd's tragic murder and the protests taking place across the United States.

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JUNE 3, 2020  (21H22)
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