Ryan Reynolds & Blake Lively Donate $200,000 To NAACP In Honour Of George Floyd
"It's the least we can do."
Their generosity continues! Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively sent a hefty donation to the NAACP in honour of George Floyd. They explained in lengthy Instagram posts that they are committed to educating their children and themselves about the experiences of others.
The parents of three posted the same five-part photo set addressing how "deeply rooted systemic racism is".
"We've never had to worry about preparing our kids for different rules of law or what might happen if we're pulled over in the car," the post begins. "We don't know what it's like to experience that life day in and day out. We can't imagine feeling that kind of fear and anger."
Continuing on, the actors shared that they would educate themselves and talk to their children about other people's experiences, their own complicity, biases, blindness, and mistakes.
"We're committed to raising our kids so they never grow up feeding this insane pattern and so they'll do their best to never inflict pain on another being consciously or unconsciously," they continued writing. "It's the least we can do to honour not just George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and Eric Garner, but all the black men and women who have been killed when a camera wasn't rolling."
The couple shared that last week they donated $200,000 to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.
Explaining that they're in awe of the organization and its leader Sherrilyn Ifill, Reynolds and Lively wrote that "this is just a start."
"Mainly, we want to use our privilege and platform to be an ally. And to play a part in easing pain for so many who feel as though this grand experiment is failing them."
The couple finished off their post encouraging others to sign petitions, call representatives, donate money, participate in calls to action, and better understand information and issues about how every person can help.