Michael Bennett is being targeted for being a Black man who speaks out boldly against racism and police brutality.
The latest charges against Michael are clearly an effort by his political opponents — once again — to silence him. We will not let them succeed.
Our country has a long history of such attacks against those who work for justice, from Martin Luther King, Jr., to Muhammad Ali, to Angela Davis, among so many others.
We have also seen how athletes have been targeted over the past year, from the “blackballing” of Colin Kaepernick to the young people who have been kicked off of their teams for daring to protest during the anthem.
We are confident that the truth of the incident at the 2017 Super Bowl, fourteen months ago, will reveal that the charges against Michael – and the timing of this indictment and public attack on him — are politically motivated.
We stand in solidarity with Michael. We stand strongly behind his new book, which we are extremely proud to publish, and we applaud him for his ongoing work in solidarity with all of those who are challenging the voices of exclusion, intolerance, and racism.