McNair echoed others in saying the injustices cannot continue.
"I must acknowledge that this is not a recent issue -- this has been a pervasive and mostly silent problem for the past 400+ years.
"Our Texans players and their families have endured injustices for years.
"Like others who have spoken, I believe that these injustices cannot continue. As someone who has a platform to enact change, I am going to do so through my actions rather than my words.
"I recognize that I have many young black male voices that I can listen to. During direct conversations with them, I will listen more than talk, and seek to understand. I acknowledge that after I am done giving this statement, I have the privilege to continue going about my day feeling safe.
"Given that reality, from here on forward I will make it a priority for this awareness to become a part of the fabric of the Houston Texans. And I want to name what that will look like.
"What I envision is to use the platform of the Texans to empower black leaders in the community to speak and educate the Texans community.