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Solange, who has always been open about systemic racism and injustice in America, shared her reaction to the recent police killings on social media.
Following the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, celebrities have been outspoken about black lives in America. Solange, who has always been open about systemic racism and injustice in America, shared her thoughts and heartbreaking messages from friends.
She tweeted yesterday:
I can count 5 parents in the last 3 hours who have text me and said my child just asked me "AM I GOING TO DIE"?!? pic.twitter.com/mXwlLYfqZq— solange knowles (@solangeknowles) July 7, 2016
The TRAUMA that is being passed on to us, and OUR CHILDREN by this non stop murder of our brothers and sisters is sickening…— solange knowles (@solangeknowles) July 7, 2016
The singer also posted a video of herself singing Syreeta’s “Black Maybe” captioned, “Been singing Syreeta’s “Black Maybe” over and over again trying to comfort my weary heart…But what is comfort when the images of slain black bodies left to bleed are sketched into your being…over and over again. #AltonSterling #PhilandoCastile.”
Sterling and Castile were killed within a 24-hour period. Videos show both men being gunned down by police, Castile during a traffic stop in Minnesota and Sterling while selling bootleg CDs in Louisiana. According to The Washington Post, of the 509 people who have been shot and killed by police so far this year, 123 of them were black.
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