Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds Donate $200,000 to the NAACP
The married duo Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are trying to do their best amid the protests against police brutality.
Hollywood couple Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds is standing firmly with the NAACP and extended their support via donating USD 200,000 to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
NAACP is a foremost US legal firm fighting for racial justice; following the death of African-American man George Floyd, who was killed in police custody in Minneapolis last week.
Floyd, was a 46-year-old black man, died on May 25 after a white police officer, Derek Chauvin, restricted him by kneeling into his neck for about eight minutes. The officer was then arrested on Friday and has been charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
The couple took their respective Instagram accounts and posted a joint statement addressing the ongoing protests against racism in the US and said, "We've never had to worry about preparing our kids for different rules of law or what could happen if we're pulled over in the car."
Further, the duo also said, "We can't imagine what they experience in life day in and day out. That fear and anger are not imaginable. We feel ashamed for the past where we were uninformed about how deeply rooted systemic racism is."
Blake Lively added that both of them want to educate themselves about other experiences and discuss to their 3 kids about everything, especially about their own complicity.
She also revealed that the donation that came is "just a start" and they also want to use their privilege and platform to be an ally. "It's the least we are doing to honour not just George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and Eric Garner, but all the black men and women killed when a camera wasn't rolling."