"The tough part is that it comes from people that should be protecting us," says the 19-year-old Canadian.Felix Auger-Aliassime has joined Coco Gauff, Naomi Osaka, Frances Tiafoe and others in speaking out against prejudice and racism in the world in the aftermath of George Floyd's tragic death and the protests that have taken America by storm.
The 19-year-old posted a five and a half minute message on Instagram in which he told a story of how his father was racially profiled for driving a Mercedes in a nice neighborhood.
Auger-Aliassime says that the world has made progress, but there is still so much more that needs to be done.
“We’ve come a long way but there’s still a long way to go in terms of equality,” he said in his video post. “The fact that saddens me is that it comes from a place, and people that should lead by example. … Police officers, such as teachers and professors and doctors, should lead by example and not have pre-made ideas and stereotypes. … This I think is really the tough part is that it comes from people that should be protecting us.”