Hailey Bieber Talks About Her White Privilege, Shows Support For Those Suffering Following George Floyd Killing
Hailey Bieber is sharing her thoughts on the protests that have broken out all over the country following the murder of George Floyd, and opens up about her privilege.
The Bieber's show their support
Hailey Bieber and Justin Bieber are getting candid about their views on the current protests breaking out across the United States, following the murder of George Floyd.
On Sunday, the couple took to Instagram to show their support, inviting a political advocate and commentator, Angela Rye to discuss the riots and protests that have engulfed many U.S. cities.
“As a white woman, I know I am privileged, and I didn’t always understand what that really meant. I will never understand what it’s like to be racially profiled and targeted and wake up everyday uncertain if I could lose my life because of the color of my skin,” Hailey wrote in the caption of the video.
In the talk show, Hailey stressed that she does believe it is important to have healthy discussions revolving around race.
She said to Rye, "People get nervous to say the wrong thing, and I think this conversation is so healthy because it’s not about saying the wrong thing. Even if we do say the wrong thing, getting corrected in love and respect and saying, 'I’m telling you this because we respect each other and I want you to understand.'"
Justin also shared his unease about the discussion, admitting his own ignorance at times.
"I’ve been feeling shame in the sense of like, Why did it take these men being killed for me to almost take a blanket over my eyes. Why now? I do feel bad when it comes to that," he shared.
Watch the full video below for more on the talk, and find out how you can help at Black Lives Matter.
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This week we had the pleasure of meeting and speaking with @AngelaRye. As a white woman, I know I am privileged, and I didn't always understand what that really meant. I will never understand what it's like to be racially profiled and targeted and wake up everyday uncertain if I could lose my life because of the color of my skin. Through this conversation with Angela I really just wanted to learn, to ask questions even if I thought they were the wrong question. I want to know better so I can do better and I will not stop asking these questions and having these conversations. I want to keep learning how to be an ally, and I refuse to keep walking through life being ignorant. #BlackLivesMatter