Harry Potter fame actress Emma Watson extended her support in the fight against social injustice and racism. There have been numerous protests in the US after the death of an African-American, George Floyd. The 30-year old actress shared her thoughts on the same in a written statement on Instagram. In the statement, she broke her silence about the discrimination, one’s race supremacy, and how she is trying to deal with the whole situation.
The Little Woman actress wrote, “There is so much racism, both in our past and present, that is acknowledged nor accounted for. White supremacy is one of the systems of hierarchy and dominance, of exploitation and oppression that is tightly scheduled into society. As a white person, I have benefited from this.”
Watson also mentioned that she is still learning about the ways she ‘unconsciously’ lent support to a system that is structurally racist. She said, “I see your anger, sadness, and pain. I cannot know what this feels like for you but it doesn’t mean I won’t try to.”
She captioned the written note by writing, “I stand with you.”
In order to pay condolences to George Floyd and the Black community, everyone observed #BlackOutTuesday. Everyone posted a blank black picture on their social media feed to show their support towards the initiative.
Even world-renowned singer Justin Bieber said that he ‘feels bad’ that George Floyd death made him realize the issue of racism in America.
Ryan Reynolds and wife Blake Lively, also donated $ 200, 000 to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Speaking about their donations, they said, “That’s the least we can do to honor not just George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and Eric Garner, but all the black men and women who have been killed when the camera wasn’t rolling.”