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Lorde Slams 'Systemic Brutality By Police' as Racist

Lorde Slams 'Systemic Brutality By Police' as Racist

Lorde is supporting the Black Lives Matter movement and the protests across the world against police brutality against black men and women. She sent out a note to her followers explaining her position and offering support.

Lorde said she found the “performative activism, predominately by white celebrities (like me)…frustrating,” and added “that white silence right now is more damaging than someone’s wack protest selfie.”

“So let me be clear, this ongoing systemic brutality by police is racist, it’s sickening and it’s unsurprising,” she said.

Lorde also wrote, “To my black and brown listeners — I’m so sorry this is your reality, that you haven’t had a choice but to be defined by this, to give it your energy. I’m aware of that tax on you. I hope white people you know are doing what they can to ease your load. And I really, really hope systems will change to better protect you.”

Lorde made headlines this month and you can find out why here.

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