Ryan Reynolds And Blake Lively Donate $200,000 To The NAACP

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds took to Instagram to share that they have donated $200,000 to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. In a post they shared to both of their social media accounts, the couple wrote: 

“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. 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. We’re ashamed that in the past we’ve allowed ourselves to be uninformed about how deeply rooted systemic racism is.”

Lively added that the two “want to educate ourselves about other people’s experiences and talk to our kids about everything, all of it, especially our own complicity. She wrote that the couple’s donation, which comes during days of protests across America after the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, is “just a start” and that they “want to use our privilege and platform to be an ally. And play a part in easing pain for so many who feel as though this grand experiment is failing them.”

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively donate $200K to NAACP amid George Floyd protests

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