Naomi Osaka Shows Support for Black Lives Matter Movement

Professional tennis player Naomi Osaka wore masks during the US Open with names of seven victims of racial injustice to show support for the black lives matter movement. She dedicates her seven matches with seven different masks with seven different names such as Breonna Taylor, Elijah McClain, George Floyd, Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, Philando Castile and Ahmaud Arbery.


She states, “The point is to make people start talking, I’ve been inside of the bubble, so I don’t really know what’s going on outside in the world. What I can tell is what’s going on on social media and the more retweets something gets, the more people talk about it.” The victim’s families also show their appreciation for her attempt in keeping the movement alive in the media. Even though she has not been the only champion competitor to show support for the movement, even Formula One driver wore a T-shirt demanding justice for Breonna Taylor, these actions are highlighted on social media and get people to keep talking about it.

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