White Individuals ‘Have a Accountability to Unlearn’ Racism and White Privilege
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, better known as Superstar Lady Gaga, gave an exciting speech and accepted an award at the weekend. The Grammy-winning artist was honored at the Beloved Community Awards 2021 on Sunday.
The actress and singer was awarded the Yolanda Denise King Higher Ground Award, named after the oldest daughter of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King is named. In her acceptance speech, she spoke out against white supremacy and white privilege, telling the audience that she had forgotten the things she had been taught over the years.
. @IAMJHUD @BerniceKing thanks for this award I am really humble. I am committed to a lifelong unlearning of the American story. Thank you for your love and your blessings. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ # BelovedCommunityAwards #BelovedCommunity
– Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) January 17, 2021
“I am aware that as Stefani Germanotta, my first name, I am in front of you. as Lady Gaga, a famous white woman with the power of a great platform. My racial identity alone centers my knowing while still having my place in creating the beloved community of Dr. King Jr, ”she explains in the video clip.
“Black life is important. Blackness is important. Black joy is important, ”she said. “White people, I believe that black life represents the best of our nation, and as white people, I believe that we have a responsibility to unlearn to accept the honest truth about our country’s history and admit that the supremacy of the Whitening makes us unhealthy and changes our own behavior to contribute to a world where freedom is real for all. “
In the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King and the beloved community… ❤️ pic.twitter.com/dWmPZCRZr8
– Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) January 18, 2021
Lady Gaga will perform the national anthem on January 20 at the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.
It’s my great honor to be at @BidenInaugural on January 20th to sing the national anthem and celebrate the historic inauguration of @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris! 💙 pic.twitter.com/MfgcG3j4Aa
– Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) January 14, 2021
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