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Lamar Jackson loves Ravens' recent demands against social injustice

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Lamar Jackson
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Last Thursday the Baltimore Ravens released a powerful statement that included demands regarding the current acts of social injustice and police brutality against people of color going on in the United States. 

The most notable demands included the arrests of the police officers that killed Breonna Taylor and shot Jacob Blake, a call for Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to bring the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020 to the Senate floor, and called for increased voting participation. 

Thursday afternoon, Ravens' signal called Lamar Jackson spoke on the team's statement for the first time since its release. 

"I’m just happy we have a great owner who is on our side, and a great coaching staff that's on our side," Jackson said during media availability. "I know I see policemen who are cool to a football player, but to another guy who is not a football player, who is not known, they are treated differently."

"For our coaching staff to be behind us 100 percent, I love it," Jackson said. "I want us to be in a better place."

Jackson, 23, spoke on social unrest back in June via a video the team released across all social media platforms, yearning for unity amongst all people.

 

"I feel like we all need to come together and learn from one another because I feel the world would be more peaceful," Jackson said. "You never know what you can learn from one another."