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Thunder release statement on 'tragic reality of racial injustice in America'

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The Thunder released a statement Monday, one week after George Floyd was killed while in police custody in Minneapolis. 

Floyd's death has been followed by days of protests, including ones in Oklahoma City

Thunder statement: 

"The tragic reality of racial injustice in America needs to remain at the forefront of the national dialogue, with the recent death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, along with countless other examples of inequality, hate and racism. The Thunder commends those who led by example during peaceful protests in Oklahoma City and Tulsa over the weekend, as they are using their voices to demand change that we all know is imperative.

"While great sadness and anger resonates throughout the black community and our entire state and the rest of the nation, we join other leaders in accepting responsibility to continue efforts to expand dialogue and enact real change.  We believe that change starts by leading through love, empathy, understanding and leaning on the relationships that we have in place to continue to create a positive impact." 

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Drone image of Chesapeake Energy Arena. Image by Dave Morris.

Drone image of Chesapeake Energy Arena. Image by Dave Morris.

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Joe Mussatto

Joe Mussatto joined The Oklahoman in August 2018 to cover OU football, men’s basketball and softball. He previously covered University of Kentucky football and basketball for SEC Country. Mussatto is from Oklahoma City and lives in Norman. Read more ›

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