Nov. 12, 2016
Carmelo Anthony Shares His Opinions on Election Results
New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony continues to speak out about social equality and injustices happening around the United States. He has never been afraid to speak his opinion. He was asked to give his response to Donald Trump pulling a comeback in the election race. Anthony's response:
"I wasn't honestly surprised, to be honest with you," he said, according to ESPN.com's Ian Begley. "I wasn't surprised. The way that things are going now in this country, the educated and uneducated, the people that is out there who was voting, I wasn't surprised at that."
"Now it's our responsibility as men and women take it into our own hands, be role models and be our own leaders at this point, regardless of kind of who's the commander in chief. I think we have more of a responsibility now, especially with the youth and kind of educating them. I've talked to youth, I've talked to kids today, this morning, my family. You could just hear kind of the nervousness. [...]"
Anthony continues to use his social media accounts to promote good around the United States and fix social injustices. Over the summer he taught his teammates so much about changing the world.