Angelina Jolie Acknowledges Her White Privilege While Raising a Black Child

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From Harper's BAZAAR
In a new interview with Harper's BAZAAR UK, Angelina Jolie discussed how the coronavirus pandemic hit the most vulnerable people around the world.
She also told how she is aware of her own privilege as the mother of a black daughter and colored children.
Jolie said: "Beyond sympathy and good intentions, we have to get laws and guidelines that actually deal with structural racism and impunity."
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Angelina Jolie spoke to Harper's BAZAAR UK about the devastating effects of the coronavirus pandemic around the world, particularly refugees "who were bombed, raped and violently persecuted in all their forms from their homes and countries long before this virus". "
The actress also spoke about her own family and the importance of realizing her own white privilege when raising a black daughter and colored children. Jolie explained the changes she is fighting for and said, "A system that protects me but may not protect my daughter - or another man, woman or child in our country based on skin color - is unbearable. We have to go beyond compassion and good intentions about laws and guidelines that actually deal with structural racism and impunity. Ending abuses in policing is just the beginning. It goes far beyond that in all aspects of society, from our education system to our politics. "
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Speaking about the Black Lives Matter movement, the Maleficent star said: "It feels like the world is waking up and people are forcing a deeper settlement in their societies. It is time to make changes to our laws and institutions - to listen to them who do this. " were most affected and their votes were excluded. "
She also noted that the work needs to be done at home and abroad. "But after almost two decades of international work, this pandemic and this moment in America made me rethink the needs and sufferings in my own country," she said. "I focus both globally and nationally. Of course, they're connected. There are more than 70 million people who have had to flee their homes because of war and persecution worldwide - and there is racism and discrimination in America."
During the interview, Jolie was also asked, "What advice do you have to teach children about race and racism?" She replied, "To listen to those who are oppressed and never assume they know."
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