First look at WNBA jersey honoring Breonna Taylor.
The NBA has announced that players can choose a pre-approved message for social and racial justice and we’ve been receiving reports about several players who are making their decisions. The WNBA has their own jersey program where the women of the various WNBA teams can choose the names of women who have been victims of police brutality and racial violence.
Now, we have the first look at one of the jersey’s which has been completed with one of those selected messages.
The jersey revealed belongs to WNBA Chicago Sky guard Sydney Colson.
Who was Breonna Taylor?
Breonna Taylor was killed by Louisville, KY police when they opened fire on her while she was sleeping in her home. Taylor became the face of the “Say Her Name” movement after another Black American was killed by police in Minneapolis, MN. The Black Lives Matter movement reignited and one of the police officers involved in her death has finally been fired. There’s still a lot of work to be done, like the arrest and trial of the officers who opened fire on her, thinking they were coming to find a suspect. That suspect was already in police custody.
Taylor was an EMT and have been sleeping after a long coronavirus-related shift. She was just 26 years old. She was killed on March 13.