Jennifer Aniston donates $1 million to racial justice charity in support of Black Lives Matter

'It’s our responsibility to make noise, to demand justice, to educate ourselves on these issues'

Annie Lord
Monday 08 June 2020 10:33
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Jennifer Aniston has made a $1million (£790,000) donation to racial justice charity Colour of Change in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

The donation comes in the wake of George Floyd’s death, a black man who died after a white police officer knelt on his neck for nine minutes, as he told them he couldn’t breathe.

A source close to the Friends actor told the Sunday Mirror that she wanted to help fight systemic racism. “Like most people, Jen has been deeply affected by what is going on in America and the terrible injustice that people of colour experience every day.

“She wanted to show her support, and has donated a big sum to the charity she felt resonated with her the most. The link is on her Instagram page so her fans can also donate.”

Aniston shared a clip of writer and activist James Baldwin onto her Instagram under the caption: “This week has been heartbreaking for so many reasons. We need to acknowledge that the racism and brutality in this country has been going on for a long time – and it’s NEVER been okay.”

She continued: “As allies, who want equality and peace, it’s our responsibility to make noise, to demand justice, to educate ourselves on these issues, and more than anything, to spread love.

“How much more time are we willing to let pass without change? HOW MUCH MORE TIME?”

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