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Susan Sarandon Talks Charlottesville with Jimmy Fallon: 'We Have To Admit That This Is A Systemic Problem'

Susan Sarandon Talks Charlottesville with Jimmy Fallon: 'We Have To Admit That This Is A Systemic Problem'

Susan Saradon made an appearance on The Tonight Show on Monday (August 14) and had an open discussion with host Jimmy Fallon about the white supremacist rally that occurred over the weekend in Charlottesville.

“I think we have to own it and I think we have to admit that this is a systemic problem,” the 70-year-old actress told Jimmy. “This country was founded on a genocide of Native Americans and on the backs of slaves, and I don’t think we’ve ever really dealt with that. So this is something that goes very deep and, as you said with your daughters, you have to teach hate, they don’t come out that way. So I think that the way you deal with it is to do as much as you can.”

Susan also mentioned Heather Heyer, the woman who tragically died after an alleged white supremacist drove his car into a crowd during the riot. “On her last post, Heather said, ‘If you aren’t outraged, then you’re not paying attention,’ and I think this is an amazing opportunity for people to pay attention and to have these conversations,” Susan continued.


Susan Sarandon on Charlottesville

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    the united states are indeed in dire straits again………….

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    Why does JJ always put threads up that only praises Obumma and does Trump dirty. Obumma was no saint but was allowed to do what he did. And yes, Killary. It is documented like it said to be with Trump. Going to post a thread post what is really said and done. Both. Sides.

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    Well these groups would not feel embolden if Trump wasn’t in office. Trump is in office partly because Bernie supporters like Sarandon attacked Hillary and then even after Bernie had lost still would not support or vote Hillary.

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    Sarandon thought TRUMP would be better than Clinton and said so before the election; she got what she wanted; NO Clinton. Stein was a wasted vote as all knew, and Trump thanked ALL 3rd party voters. So Sarandon HELPED TRUMP get elected as did all the other people who couldn’t get off their butt to even vote; you are ALL to blame for this horrific mess and the world is disgusted.

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