Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri Says We Have An ‘Obligation’ To Fight Racial Injustice

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The legal battle between Masai Ujiri and Alameda County sheriff’s deputy Alan Strickland over events following the Toronto Raptors’ 2019 NBA championship win may be over, but the Raptors president says his fight for racial justice on and off the court will continue.

Strickland dropped his lawsuit against Ujiri last week. On Monday, Ujiri responded with a pledge to continue fighting racial injustice. He said in a statement that his fight is “not a legal one.”

“Now the challenge is this: What can we do to stop another man or woman from finding themselves in front of a judge or behind bars because they committed no crime other than being Black? That is the work each of us must commit to every day,” Ujiri said.