Although we have known the Titanic star as an A-list actor in all its times, the recent killing of George Floyd has shed light upon his passionate activism. However, on Thursday, Leonardo DiCaprio simply joined the battle against racial discrimination in America.
Joining the fight
The celeb who’s in his 45th-year of the journey, couldn’t abstain from making the very first statement on the Black Lives Matter protests in order to voice his concern on the issue who took over his Instagram handle with a bold outlook.
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To the private call
The post of the Academy Award winner read, ‘I commit to listen, learn and take action.’ Then it went on to explain his participation in the worldwide movement which eventually invited others to extend support. It stated, “I am dedicated to ending the disenfranchisement of Black America, that has been present for too long. I will support those individuals, organizations and coalitions that are committed to bringing about long-term change. I will be donating personally to each of the following organizations. Please, join me, in following and learning from the organizations below.’
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I commit to listen, learn and take action. I am dedicated to end the disenfranchisement of Black America, that has been present for too long. I will support those individuals, organizations and coalitions that are committed to bring about long-term change. I will be donating personally to each of the following organizations. Please, join me, in following and learning from the organizations below. Color of Change – @ColorofChange Fair Fight Action – @FairFightAction The NAACP – @NAACP Equal Justice Initiative – @eji_org
Guess which foundations he’s referring to? Well, he only gave its answer by listing four organizations which included the Fair Fight Initiative and the NAACP.
The tragic brutality
However, George Floyd breathed his last on May 25 in Minneapolis after police officer Derek Chauvin choked his knee on the former’s neck for over eight minutes while fastening him down. Meanwhile, the latter couldn’t escape the charge of third-degree murder and manslaughter.
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Following the incidence, thousands of protestors have been seeking justice in various locations of the nation while some people also turned destructive in their outlook. Similar complaints have hit public attention in countries like Ireland, UK, Australia as well as others.
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