George Clooney Says Racism Is America's Greatest Pandemic That Does Not Have a Vaccine Yet
Amid the national outcry against the brutal murder of George Floyd by a policeman, actor George Clooney has written about his opinion in the matter for “The Daily Beast.”
Clooney, 59, is one of the celebrities who’ve spoken out about the killing of Floyd, 46. The Minneapolis resident was murdered by a police officer, Derek Chauvin, who knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes despite Floyd’s pleas.
In his piece, Clooney urged Americans to got vote in the hope to fight against systemic racism. He also spoke in support of the nationwide protests over the Minnesota murder.
OTHER VICTIMS OF RACIAL PROFILING
The actor noted in his essay that America's greatest pandemic was racism. He also called out against police brutality that has been targeted against black citizens.
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From Minneapolis to Atlanta to New York City, protesters clash with police in the fourth night of unrest over the death of George Floyd, complete with brawls, tear gas, and vehicles on fire. Click the link in bio for all the coverage on the protests unfolding across the country. __ Photo credits: AP/Getty images #JusticeforGeorge #GeorgeFloyd #BLM #blacklivesmatter #protests
THE US’S ORIGINAL SIN
The star acknowledged how the current “defiant reaction to the systemic cruel treatment of a portion of our citizens” was the same as in “1968, 1992, and 2014." He also shared that he hoped and prayed no one else would be killed during the protests.
Clooney also lamented: “But we also know that very little will change." He complained about how the country hadn’t grown much from its “original sin of slavery” and called for a “systemic change in our law enforcement and in our criminal justice system.”
CLOONEY SAYS VOTE
The star also urged for “policymakers and politicians that reflect basic fairness to all of their citizens equally." He noted how this uprising had been created by the nation and only they could fix them by voting.
ELLEN DEGENERES SPEAKS OUT
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George Floyd’s murder has sent shockwaves around the world, there are countless others that haven’t. Protests and marches are happening all over the globe simultaneously and only gaining momentum. So be righteously angered but be focused! Keep listening, keep asking and keep learning! It’s important we don’t get disheartened, hijacked or manipulated right now. This is about systematic racism, this is about police violence and it’s about inequality. And this isn’t only about America! Racism is alive and well everywhere. I wholeheartedly stand in solidarity with the fight for freedom, liberation and justice ♥️ #blacklivesmatter #georgefloyd #saytheirnames
ADELE ASKS FOR FOCUS
She revealed that she stood for equality and was one of the stars who wished for change. Adele, 32, asked people to “be righteously angered but be focused!”
She also encouraged people to “Keep listening, keep asking and keep learning!”
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