LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Dodgers players Thursday released a powerful video message speaking out about racial injustice and supporting Black teammates and social justice organizations.
The video begins with Clayton Kershaw sporting a blue and white T-shirt that reads “In This Together.”READ MORE: Staples Center Rebranding To Crypto.com Arena Underway
“For centuries, the Black community has lived in a different America,” he says. “Instead of addressing racism, inequality and injustice, many of us just look away.”
In this together. pic.twitter.com/pNizLNdHOG
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) July 16, 2020
Teammates Alex Wood, Gavin Lux, AJ Pollock, Justin Turner, Kiké Hernández, Joc Pederson, Ross Stripling, Walker Buehler and Cody Bellinger also appeared int he video message.READ MORE: After Hitting Record High, LA County Gas Price Drops For 8 Straight Days
“Loving this country means admitting it’s not the same for us all,” Bellinger says.
During their Thursday workout, the players wore the “In This Together” T-shirts which are also available for purchase at Dodgers.com/Together.MORE NEWS: Man Attacked During Possible Early Morning Robbery Outside Brentwood Hotel
The players will match funds raised from the special edition T-shirts, which benefit the California Funders for Boys & Men of Color Southern California: Our Kids, Our Future Fund (CFBMOC).