Lizzo is here to remind allies that anti-racism is a lifelong commitment, and daily actions are essential to reduce structural racism and even save lives. “Racism is not a black and white photo or an antiquated idea, but a system that is very much alive today and works very well in this country,” said the singer on Thursday in an Instagram video.
“Maybe it won’t make the biggest change in the world, but a change in your life can change your mind and maybe save someone’s life.”
Lizzo also stated that “including ‘BLM’ in your bio and posting a black square is no longer the bare minimum”. “You have to deliberately take action against racism every day,” she said. She gave examples of what acts of intent look like, including donations to save a protester, to buy from a POC company, or to stand up for someone who is being molested because of the color of their skin. Whether you’re reading a book on the history of racial inequality in America or looking to order a black-owned restaurant, make daily habits of your anti-racist actions to help create positive change.
“This is the new minimum, everyone,” Lizzo continued on her video. “Maybe it won’t make the biggest change in the world, but a change in your life can change your mind and maybe save someone’s life.” Take a full look at the clip above.