Selena Gomez just keeps hitting it hard with the amazing and powerful people she has taking over her Instagram in honor of the Black Lives Matter movement. It's so vital that we continue to spread the word about this, and celebrities, like Gomez, with huge followings are definitely a great place to start.
The latest in this series? Ibram X. Kendi... and he's literally a powerhouse of an activist.
He has written multiple books confronting racism and is a New York Times bestselling author. He is even going to be releasing a book on racism for children in the coming weeks! He is very active about being an antiracist voice in today's society.
During his takeover, he shared five tips to be actively antiracist, and honestly, they hit hard. Talking about race isn't supposed to be easy, but it needs to be done and it needs to be done now.
See, in order to be actively pursuing antiracism, you have to admit you're racist.
Kendi points out that often, those who say they aren't racist are actually really really racist. We have to call out the fact that yes, we live in a society where there are racist policies and racist ideals the flood our country and everyday lives.
It's not enough to claim you're not racist. Instead, you have to step outside of yourself and call yourself out for what it is.
We need to challenge racist policies and replace them with antiracist policies.
To view Kendi's full video, check it out below as well as follow him on Instagram!