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Although he gained initial attention for speaking out against the genocidal Chinese Communist Party, pro basketball player Enes Kanter Freedom has been a human rights advocate for nearly a decade now.
Freedom says he believes that due to his status as a famous athlete, having played for five NBA teams, he has a responsibility to speak up for causes he’s passionate about.
“If you are an athlete, you can inspire millions of people out there, especially kids, especially our young generation,” says Freedom, who was born in Switzerland to Turkish parents. “If you are well educated enough, if you know what you are talking about, yes, it is important to stand up for things that you believe in.”
Freedom, who became an American citizen last year, joins “The Daily Signal Podcast” to share his story of getting involved in human rights activism. He also offers advice for those of us who want to make a difference in the world.
We also cover these stories:
- President Joe Biden announces that the U.S. is sending $800 million worth of military assistance to Ukraine in its ongoing resistance to Russia’s invasion.
- A group of Republican lawmakers asks the Biden administration to protect the rights of women and girls in sports.
- Entrepreneur and investor Elon Musk announces he has $46.5 billion lined up to buy Twitter.
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