Angelina Jolie has made a contribution to an anti-Black racism initiative, donating $200,000 to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
“Rights don’t belong to any one group to give to another,” she said in a statement to Entertainment Tonight. “Discrimination and impunity cannot be tolerated, explained away or justified. I hope we can come together as Americans to address the deep structural wrongs in our society. I stand with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund in their fight for racial equality, social justice, and their call for urgent legislative reform.”
According to ET, the mother of six has “been having difficult and necessary conversations with them about race” over the past several years. She is a Special Envoy for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and has been working for over 20 years to defend their rights.
The actor and activist reportedly spent her 45th birthday this week thinking about the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, while quarantining with her kids (according to the outlet).
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