BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore Ravens Hall of Fame linebacker Ray Lewis shared this week how he’s feeling about the death of George Floyd, and the movement happening not only across the United States, but around the world.
“I briefly spoke to the Floyd family a few days ago, and I told them that, they’re not alone,” Lewis added. “And there’s so many people across the world that’s feeling so much pain and anger, just like I am. It’s like people are just frustrated of injustice.”
Lewis said he fears for the younger generation about seeing these events that adults can’t explain.
He also talked about how the only way out of these difficult times is with love, and that people need to come together to not only understand each other, but to hold people accountable for their actions.
Lewis also wanted to tell people to keep their heads up during difficult times.
He joined an online program called “Virtual Face To Face” with Dr. Bruce Jarrell, Interim President of the University of Maryland, Baltimore.
Lewis spoke about his thoughts on the death of George Floyd, and the movement happening in the country while answering a fan’s question. He said teachers are vital to starting the conversation of race.
“I think you should really create a platform to where these kids have to open up about their fears and their pains,” Lewis said.
Lewis went onto talk about one teacher who used to check on him about life outside the classroom and he said that act changed his outlook on life.