LPGA issues statement after death of George Floyd, national protests: 'Change starts with people and there's power in each voice'
“Hate is Easy—Love is Hard.” That was among the sentiments the LPGA Tour expressed via social media on Monday following a weekend of volatile social-change protests in America about the death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis.
On Twitter and Instagram, the LPGA said, “Sports have always had the power to accelerate social change and bring people together.
“For 70 years, the LPGA has stood firmly for equality, opportunity fairness and unity. We have more work to do and the resolve to do it.
“Change starts with people and there is power in each voice that stands up against racism, sexism, violence and injustice.”
Over the weekend, LPGA pros Michelle Wie and Marina Alex were among the athletes who took to social media to comment on the current situation. Wie posted a message in her Instagram Stories account about the need to teach love. Alex, on her Instagram Stories feed, expressed her support behind the Black Lives Matter movement.