Black Lives Matter: Gwyneth Paltrow talks about white privilege

Updated: Jun 01, 2020, 12:10 IST | ANI | Washington D.C

Gwyneth Paltrow urged people to donate to help the victims of racial discrimination and attached links to different funds associated with the same

Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow

'Iron Man' actor Gwyneth Paltrow spoke about white privilege in America and why 'Black Lives Matter' to her. She took to Instagram and posted a picture which had 'Black Lives Matter' written on it.

 
 
 
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If you feel compelled to comment “all lives matter” in response to this post and you’re not a bot (which you probably are), nor an agent provocateur trying to create instability and division in our country, you might want to consider that you are reacting from a blind spot of white privilege. Saying “all lives matter” is a denial of how dangerous it is to simply live as a black person in America. “All lives” do not live in fear of getting killed simply because of the color of their skin. #BlackLivesMatter. Here are some ways to join me in taking action. ⁣ Donate:⁣ @bailproject, a national jail fund that fights racial and economic inequalities in the jail system⁣ ⁣ @blackvisionscollective, a social justice organization and legal fund based in Minneapolis–St. Paul⁣ ⁣ North Star Health Collective provides health care and other resources to activists and organizers on the ground: https://www.northstarhealthcollective.org⁣ ⁣ @NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the country’s first human and civil rights law firm⁣ ⁣ @aclu_nationwide provides a broad range of legal services for civil rights issues⁣ ⁣ @Colorofchange, the nation’s largest online racial justice organization.⁣ ⁣ Campaign Zero, an organization outlining guides and resources about civil and human rights legislation: http://joincampaignzero.org/

A post shared by Gwyneth Paltrow (@gwynethpaltrow) onMay 31, 2020 at 7:44pm PDT

"If you feel compelled to comment "all lives matter" in response to this post and you're not a bot (which you probably are), nor an agent provocateur trying to create instability and division in our country, you might want to consider that you are reacting from a blind spot of white privilege," she wrote in the caption.

She explained the challenges faced by African-Americans in the country and said, "Saying "all lives matter" is a denial of how dangerous it is to simply live as a black person in America. "All lives" do not live in fear of getting killed simply because of the color of their skin.#BlackLivesMatter," she added.

The 'Shakespeare in Love' actor urged people to donate to help the victims of racial discrimination and attached links to different funds associated with the same. Many other celebrities from Hollywood have spoken about racial discrimination in America following the death of an African-American man George Floyd.

Protests have erupted in at least 30 US cities over Floyd's death in police custody in Minnesota. Minnesota police have also made dozens of arrests in the Minneapolis area. A bystander video recording showed a policeman kneeling on Floyd's neck for at least eight minutes, while Floyd kept saying that he could not breathe. A total of four police officers involved in the arrest have been fired.

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