English singer and songwriter Dua Lipa took to her Instagram page on July 14 and encouraged her followers to think about racist acts and injustice one more time.
The Brit Award winner made mention of the cover story titled ‘What Is Owed’, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones. Lipa uploaded a series of photos that include written statements from the story, and captioned them as follows:
“We can’t understand racial injustice if we don’t first understand the centuries-long forced economic disadvantage of Black Americans.”
Then, the ‘Don’t Start Now’ singer continued:
“‘What Is Owed’ in the NYT magazine by Nikole Hannah-Jones should be mandatory reading.”
Through the issue in the ‘New York Times Magazine‘, Nikole Hannah-Jones claimed that slavery and legalized “robbed Black Americans of the ability to accumulate wealth.”
Following the post, the response from Lipa’s fans has been overwhelmingly positive.
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We can't understand racial injustice if we don't first understand the centuries-long forced economic disadvantage of Black Americans. “What Is Owed” in the NYT magazine by Nikole Hannah-Jones should be mandatory reading. Link in stories. @nytimes #whatisowed #reparations #nikolehannahjones