What’s going on:
Protests erupted in cities across the nation over the last week, hitting cities from Boston to Los Angeles to Minneapolis to New York.
Olivia Jade Giannulli posted a message on her Instagram Story, where she explained that white people “need to understand that just ‘not being racist is not enough’ if you hear people saying disrespectful things, correct them.”
- “If you see something that doesn’t look right… do something!!!!!. THIS NEEDS TO BE CHANGED. FOREVER! And as a person who is born into privilege based on my skin color & financial situation I was not always aware that these issues were still so present. And that makes me feel awful. But that also fuels me.”
- “Don’t sit there & allow this to continue happening. And if someone says something like ‘no one is around that offense’ or ‘it’s a joke’ it should offend ALL of us speak because it’s outright wrong and disgusting that humans talk/treat each other humans THE way we’ve seen.”
- “We need to support and stand up and speak and USE OUR WHITE PRIVILEGE TO STOP THIS. We need to stop complaining about the smallest things because the black community are fearful of dying and being oppressed every single day just on the way they look and how they were born. Time to step up and keep making noise because this cannot continue to happen. It’s disgusting.”
But critics said Olivia Jade’s response was tone deaf, according to Fox News.