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Lady Gaga Encourages Class of 2020 To Destroy Racism In Powerful Commencement Message

Lady Gaga Encourages Class of 2020 To Destroy Racism In Powerful Commencement Message

Lady Gaga is speaking out about racism during her speech during YouTube Originals’ Dear Class of 2020 virtual commencement.

The 34-year-old “Rain on Me” singer spoke to the graduating class, urging them to eradicate systemic racism on all boards.

“You are watching what is a pivotal moment in this country’s evolution. You are watching society change in a deeply important way. This change will be slow, and we will have to be patient. But change will happen and it will be for the better,” she shared.

Gaga continued, “All of us are being invited to challenge that system and think about how to affect real change. I believe in my heart that people who are going to make this change happen are listening to me speak right now. I know this is true because it’s you who are the seeds of the future. You are the seeds that will grow into a new and different forest that is far more beautiful and loving than the one we live in today.”

She then spoke of the three ways that racism will stop: Time, sufficient effort and divine grace.

“We can control time and sufficient effort. We can’t control divine grace, but I believe divine grace is the faith we can choose to place in each other, to prosper lovingly and effectively,” Gaga said.

If you haven’t watched it yet, click here to see Beyonce‘s own powerful speech for the virtual event.

You can see Lady Gaga‘s full speech below:

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