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Warriors players, coaches and owners speak out after the killing of George Floyd

As protests take place across the country, members of the Warriors are making their voices heard.

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All week long, peaceful protests have taken place across the country. In the wake of the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and so many other Black Americans, people have been taking a stand to call out systematic racism and police brutality.

One such protest happened on Wednesday in Oakland, and was organized by Golden State Warriors wing Juan Toscano-Anderson. Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevon Looney, and Damion Lee all participated.

That made me proud to be a Warriors fan.

But while protesting is a powerful way to take a stand and make your voice heard, it’s not the only form of activism. Donations, amplifications, and spreading words on social media are also ways to make an impact (among many other things).

Check out some of the social media posts from Warriors players:

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IDF in the field

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In addition to the powerful words and photos above, a lot of the Warriors players posted black squares to their Instagram as part of Blackout Tuesday, and many retweeted powerful messages from other people.

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr also made his voice heard.

Warriors co-chairmen Joe Lacob and Peter Guber also issued a statement on Thursday, and it’s a fair bit stronger than many of the team statements that have been sent out throughout the league.

The Warriors as an organization also issued a statement.

This has been a difficult, heartbreaking, and certainly historic week. I applaud all of the Warriors players who made their voices heard, and encourage all of you to share your voice, amplify the voices of black people in your community, share resources for how to enact change, and, if you’re able to, donate money to important causes.