Naomi Osaka honors Breonna Taylor during US Open match

Tennis star Naomi Osaka is using her platform to pay tribute to Breonna Taylor and spread awareness about racial injustice. 
On Monday, during a match against Misaki Doi in the US Open's first round, Osaka walked onto the court wearing a black face mask with the name of Breonna Taylor on it. Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman, was fatally shot by Louisville police officers in March . Despite protests against Taylor's death, none of the police officers involved have been charged . The tribute comes as people across the U.S. and the world reckon with racial injustice and police brutality.

According to the Washington Post , Osaka brought seven masks to the tournament, each featuring a different victim of police violence. “I’m aware that tennis is watched all over the world, and maybe there is someone that doesn’t know Breonna Taylor’s story,” Osaka told reporters after her win over Doi, per the Washington Post. “Maybe they’ll Google it or something. For me, [it’s] just spreading awareness. I feel like the more people know the story, then the more interesting or interested they’ll become in it.” Read more... More about Tennis , Police Brutality , Us Open , Breonna Taylor , and Social Good

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