This time it was Angelina Jolie speaking out in an interview about rethinking her humanitarian work to be closer to home. In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar U.K., Jolie talked about life under the pandemic and her work with the UN as a Special Envoy of the Hugh Commissioner for Refugees.
“After almost two decades of international work, this pandemic and this moment in America has made me rethink the needs and suffering within my own country,” Jolie said. “I am focusing both globally and domestically; they are of course linked. There are more than 70 million people who have had to flee their homes worldwide because of war and persecution – and there is racism and discrimination in America.”
“A system that protects me but might not protect my daughter – or any other man, woman or child in our country based on skin colour – is intolerable,” the actress and activist expanded. “We need to progress beyond sympathy and good intentions to laws and policies that actually address structural racism and impunity. Ending abuses in policing is just the start. It goes far beyond that, to all aspects of society, from our education system to our politics.”
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