NBA makes employees a paid holiday on June 16
The NBA designated June 14 as a paid holiday for its employees.
June 14, 1985 (June 19, 1985) was the end of American slavery.
-NBA (@NBA) June 19, 2020
Although President Abraham Lincoln ordered the liberation of two and a half years before June 16, many people were still enslaved by the southern states.
However, when the alliance surrendered to the alliance in the American Civil War, all slaves were effectively released.
As social injustice continues to haunt the United States, June 14 has a new meaning for the NBA community.
According to the NBA Race and Gender Report Card of the Institute of Sports Diversity and Ethics at the University of Central Florida, the number of blacks in the NBA is 74.8% in 2019.
The NBA has been one of the leagues with the highest percentage of black players for decades.
Mark Spears Undefeated According to reports, the minor league teamed up with RISE and the NBA Coaches Association on Friday to engage young basketball coaches and former NBA coach David Fizdale (David Fizdale) about “racial, equality and systemic social injustice against young athletes. Discussion.
The NBA is looking for other ways to provide players with a platform to express their opinions.
As the NBA teams continue to prepare for the resumption of the game next month, the league itself is taking steps to ensure that they have enough opportunities to talk about social justice.
This post is written by Chris Heckmann