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Jane Fonda Calls On White People To Acknowledge Their Privilege & To Advocate For Change

Jane Fonda Calls On White People To Acknowledge Their Privilege & To Advocate For Change

Jane Fonda is speaking out against white privilege in an new interview with CNN.

The 82-year-old activist called on white people to educate themselves and join the fight in support of Black Lives Matter.

“Because we’re white, we have had privilege, even the poorest of us have had privilege,” Jane shared while speaking to Don Lemon. “We need to recognize that, and we have to understand what it is that keeps racism in place — the policies, redlining, banking policies, mortgage policies. All of the things that are really making it very, very difficult for black people to lift themselves up.”

Jane went on, explaining that white people should recognize their own privilege and use it to advocate for change.

“The policies have to be changed, and then white people have to understand the history that has led to this and we have to try to change within ourselves,” she shared.

Jane has been vocal in a lot of issues, including climate change. She hosted a string of Fire Drill Friday gatherings around the country up until the stay at home orders for coronavirus.

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