Ja Morant writes letter to Kentucky judge to remove Confederate monument
Ja Morant has been maximizing his resources and platform to speak up against racial injustices.
In fact, the Memphis Grizzlies rookie wrote a letter to the Kentucky judge, asking him to remove the Confederate monument in Murray State — which is Morant’s alma mater for two years.
Morant led the Murray State to a conference championship in 2019, which is why he extended his influence to fight racism on his university.
Murray felt like a second home from the minute I stepped on campus and became a part of the Murray state community,” Morant said.
“As a young Black man, I cannot stress enough how disturbing and oppressive it is to know the city still honors a Confederate war general defending white supremacy and hatred.”
Morant has been fueled to fight for Black rights starting from the people being united on George Floyd’s murder.
Given recent events and the Black Lives Matter movement, it’s necessary to act now,” Morant wrote. “We can’t change the culture of racism unless we change the celebration of racism.”