Carmelo Anthony makes a passionate plea for change amid violence and unrest
Carmelo Anthony is demanding change.
Anthony was featured on the back cover of Saturday’s New York Daily News and he addressed the violence, fear, unrest and mistrust that has resulted from the recent shootings involving police officers. He called for unity and peaceful solutions, while imploring people to have the courage to take a stand and work together toward a solution.
Carmelo is once again on the back page of the New York Daily News. But he's never sounded this powerful before. pic.twitter.com/EDD7g7hzcSArticle continues below ...
— Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) July 9, 2016
The full text of Melo’s message:
“The system is Broken. Point blank period. It has been this way forever. Martin Luther King marched. Malcolm X rebelled. Muhammad Ali literally fought of US. Our anger should be towards the system. If the system doesn’t change we will continue to turn on the TVs and see the same thing. We have to put the pressure on the people in charge in order to get this thing we call JUSTICE right. A march doesn’t work. We tried that. I’ve tried that. A couple social media post/tweet doesn’t work. We’ve all tried that. That didn’t work. Shooting 11 cops and killing 5 WILL NOT work. While I don’t have a solution, and I’m pretty sure a lot of people don’t have a solution, we need to come together more than anything at this time. We need each other. These politicians have to step up and fight for change. Go to your local officials, leaders, congressman, assemblymen/assemblywoman and demand change. There’s NO more sitting back and being afraid of tackling and addressing political issues anymore. Those days are long gone. We have to step up and take charge. We can’t worry about what endorsements we gonna lose or whose going to look at us crazy. I need your voices to be heard. We can demand change. We just have to be willing to. THE TIME IS NOW. I’M all in. Take Charge. Take Action. DEMAND CHANGE.”