Kraft family pledges $1 million to groups promoting equity, fighting systemic racism

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The Kraft family said in a statement earlier this week that the United States is in need of “deep healing” in order to end the systemic racism, police brutality and other inequality that has fueled unrest around the country over the last two weeks.

They acknowledged not having the answers, but said that they “know that we want to be part of the change” and the owners of the Patriots announced one way they hope to bring about that change on Friday.

“Over the next 10 months, the Kraft family is pledging $1 million in $100,000 monthly donations to local grassroots organizations — chosen in collaboration with Patriots players — that are fighting for equity, working to end systemic racism and creating meaningful change in our community,” the Krafts said in a video posted to the Patriots’ Twitter account.

Members of the organizations that receive those donations will be invited to speak to the Patriots and other businesses owned by the Krafts in hopes of continuing “to grow in knowledge and awareness.”

17 responses to “Kraft family pledges $1 million to groups promoting equity, fighting systemic racism

  1. If Kraft really feels equity is more important than equality, shouldn’t he give away ALL of his money and assume the median amercian income/savings?

  2. This is a empty gesture. Robert Kraft has a direct line to the person at the head of our government that would actually produce some results.

    If Kraft was actually interested in making a difference he would use his platform and connections to lobby for structural and legislative changes.

  3. coolzog says:
    June 5, 2020 at 1:08 pm
    If Kraft really feels equity is more important than equality, shouldn’t he give away ALL of his money and assume the median amercian income/savings?
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    Proof that our country is in even more trouble than it knows…..

  4. He should have just kept his money and paid his taxes instead of promoting the burning of our cities. Maybe they won’t burn too close to his house now.

  5. This is the real trouble with being a habitually dishonest organization. It’s impossible to even see a gesture like this as a noble because you just know there’s something disingenuous hiding below the surface of the entire thing. Once a cheater always a cheater.

  6. The key words are “chosen by the players” A boss is listening. Pledging money where his people want it. It will heal the Patriots organization (not sure if there is any stress there), and it will help the players feel like they are making a difference.

  7. Bad move Bob….anything you do or say will never be enough….should’ve saved your money. You can’t win in this climate.

  8. The McCourtys are two of the most outspoken players in the NFL and Kraft has done great work with Meek Mill and prison reform and by the way DFWHawkguy….. INTERCEPTED BY MALCOLM BUTLER!!!!

  9. There will never be world peace, racism will always exist. This money should have went to a worthy cause such as St Judes.

  10. coolzog says:
    June 5, 2020 at 1:08 pm
    If Kraft really feels equity is more important than equality, shouldn’t he give away ALL of his money and assume the median amercian income/savings?
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    Scary that you are actually serious…….

  11. DFWHawkGuy says:
    June 5, 2020 at 3:01 pm
    This is the real trouble with being a habitually dishonest organization. It’s impossible to even see a gesture like this as a noble because you just know there’s something disingenuous hiding below the surface of the entire thing. Once a cheater always a cheater.
    _____________________________
    Please quiet down and let the grownups talk…

  12. Thumbs down parade on a classy gesture. This is we have become now. Speaks volumes

  13. “Thumbs down parade on a classy gesture. This is we have become now. Speaks volumes”

    Thank the Pumpkin Furher for taking public discussion to the level of an 8 year old schoolyard bully.

  14. Donating to end police brutality/racism isn’t a worthy cause but St Judes is? Surely you can care about both issues.

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