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Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds Contribute $200K To NAACP: 'That's The Least We Can Do'

Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds Contribute $200K To NAACP: 'That's The Least We Can Do'

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds have donated a large sum of money to the NAACP during this trying time of racial injustice and the Black Lives Matter movement.

The married couple and actors opened up about the donation on their social media platforms, why they were called to do so, and how they’re teaching their children about what’s happening in the world right now.

“We’ve never had to worry about preparing our kids for different rules of law or what might happen if we’re pulled over in the car. We don’t know what it’s like to experience that life day in and day out. We can’t imagine feeling that kind of fear and anger. We’re ashamed that in the past we’ve allowed ourselves to be uninformed about how deeply rooted systemic racism is,” Blake and Ryan started.

They continued on, “We’ve been teaching our children differently than they way our parents taught us. We want to educate ourselves about other people’s experiences and talk to our kids about everything , all of it… especial our own complicity. We talk about our bias, blindness and our own mistakes. We look back and see so many mistakes which have led us to deeply examine who we are and who we want to become. They’ve led us to huge avenues of education. We’re committed to raising our kids so they never grow up feeding this insane pattern and so they’ll do their best to never inflict pain on another being consciously or unconsciously.”

“That’s the least we can do to honor not just George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and Eric Garner, but all the black men and women who have been killed when the camera wasn’t rolling.”

Blake and Ryan contributed $200,000 to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund: “We stand in awe of this organization, their empathy and leadership in, Sherrilyn Ifill. Their work is essential to the integrity of democracy.”

You can read Ryan and Blake‘s entire statement in the Instagram below.

Earlier this year, the duo donated funds to coronavirus relief.

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Posted to: Black Lives Matter, Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds

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