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Ahmaud Arbery was shot and killed in Brunswick, GA on February 23

LeBron James, Gabrielle Union, And More Address Racial Profiling And Killing Of Unarmed Ahmaud Arbery

Photo provided by Ahmaud Arbery's family
By Yuriy Andriyashchuk

Outrage has sparked on social media after two men, Gregory McMichael, 64, and his son, Travis McMichael, 34, killed 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery in Brunswick, Georgia on February 23. This is after Arbery was simply jogging and racially profiled. These white supremacists decided to chase him down to try to confront him after police made it known that several houses have been broken into in the local neighborhood. Months later, no arrests have been made and no charges have been filed against these evil men.

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Many celebrities have since taken to their social media platforms in order to address this social injustice that needs to be taken care of soon. Los Angeles Lakers star, LeBron James, was one of the most notable ones who spoke on Arbery.

"We’re literally hunted EVERYDAY/EVERYTIME we step foot outside the comfort of our homes!" NBA star LeBron James tweeted Tuesday. "Can’t even go for a damn jog man! Like WTF man are you kidding me?!?!?!?!?!? No man fr ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!!!"

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Superstar Philadelphia rapper, Meek Mill, also quoted James' tweet by saying WELCOME TO AMERICA ... SAD!!! The MMG artist is was also the victim of an injustice by America' legal system. Back in October of 2017, he was sentenced to 2-4 years in prison for violating his probation all because he was popping wheelies on a motorcycle in New York. Judge Genece Brinkley rightfully caught criticism but with the help of the Pennsylavnia Supreme Court, Meek was released in April of 2018.

Gabrielle Union took to Instagram to voice her displeasure at the lack of justice for Ahmaud Arbery
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Meek also started REFORM, an organization which helps fight against injustices in our criminal justice system. James went on to add a tweet to his original one by saying "Heavens above to your family!! #StayWoke #ProfiledCauseWeAreSimplyBlack."

Gabrielle Union, one of the best actresses in the world and wife of NBA legend, Dwyane Wade, also spoke on the murder of Arbery on her Instagram handle. Like everyone else, she fully agreed that all he did was jog but instead, was hunted by killers.

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"Ahmaud Arbery. Went for a jog. Chased down. Hunted. Murdered. Its been months and his killers walk free. I dont want to beg, plead, reason, cry, or scream for you to see us as worthy of our breath. If you need to be cajoled into empathy, you are not who you think you are. I don't want to wonder if you see our humanity. What do you see when you cast your eyes on us?"

Salute to James, Meek, Union, and the many other celebrities deciding to speak out in order to get justice for Ahmaud Arbery. These two men who killed him need to be charged and jailed immediately as footage shows clear evidence of racially profiling.

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