Leonardo DiCaprio joins the battle in opposition to racial disparity&
Oscar profitable actor Leonardo DiCaprio has joined the battle to finish racial disparity within the US, and says he’s dedicated to “listen, learn and take action”.
The actor took to social media to make an announcement on Black Lives Matter motion as protests proceed throughout the US.
“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,” he wrote.
The actor additionally appealed to his followers and followers to affix the battle and donate. He listed 4 organisations, together with the Fair Fight Initiative and the NAACP.
DiCaprio wrote: “I will support those individuals, organisations and coalitions that are committed to bring about long-term change. I will be donating personally to each of the following organisations. Please, join me, in following and learning from the organisations below — Color of Change, Fair Fight Action, The NAACP and Equal Justice Initiative.”
DiCaprio joins a rising checklist of Hollywood celebrities who’re donating to such organisations in the course of the Black Lives Matter protests within the US. The motion bought enraged within the US after the dying of George Floyd.
Floyd, aged 46, died final month after Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, held him down with a knee on his neck although he repeatedly pleaded, “I can’t breathe”, and “please, I can’t breathe”. Chauvin has been arrested and charged with three-degree homicide and manslaughter.
Since then, the Black Lives Matter motion has gained momentum the world over and with protesters preventing in opposition to racism, many celebrities too have joined the motion.