Taron Egerton who starred as Elton John in 2019 biographical musical movie, Rocketman, posted a new photo on his official Instagram page today, and he recommended some books to take fans’ attention to the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement after the tragic death of George Floyd.

You will check out the caption of the recommended books, Taron stated that he was waiting for weeks to get over his confliction and gather his thoughts on the racist system we all occupy nowadays.

Taron also reminded the fans that some of the books he was reading are not easy to read but every single member of the people who is against racism and discrimination should check out the books. Some of the books he mentioned were Toni Morrison’s ‘Beloved’ and Bernardine Evaristo’s ‘Girl, Woman, Other…’

Here is the meaningful letter of Taron Egerton on Instagram:

“After the murder of George Floyd, I felt some conflict over posting something immediately on Instagram. Whilst I recognize the importance of solidarity and acknowledge my platform gives me a voice, I found it difficult to construct the right words to respond to a man’s life being so mercilessly taken.

During this time I decided to do some reading as well as donate money to the cause; I found these books moving, enlightening, challenging, and thought-provoking. Some are fiction and some non-fiction but they all deal with the subject of race. “

He continued:

“I particularly enjoyed Natives by Akala; It is semi-autobiographical and deeply personal. It deals with the aftermath (or continuation) of our ‘Great’ British Empire and how propaganda and white-centric history shapes our perspectives today. It seems clear to me that a children’s version of what is examined in Akala’s book should be taught in all British schools. It’d be a lot more useful than knowing who Anne Boleyn was.

I am sharing these books with you as a recommendation to anyone who is trying to better understand their privilege and where they fit into the racist system we all occupy. Some of these books aren’t always easy to read but comfort isn’t a route to change.

I will continue educating myself and I hope you do too.”

You can check out the photo right below.

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After the murder of George Floyd I felt some conflict over posting something immediately on Instagram. Whilst I recognize the importance of solidarity and acknowledge my platform gives me a voice, I found it difficult to construct the right words to respond to a man’s life being so mercilessly taken. During this time I decided to do some reading as well as donate money to the cause; I found these books moving, enlightening, challenging and thought-provoking. Some are fiction and some non-fiction but they all deal with the subject of race. I particularly enjoyed Natives by Akala; It is semi-autobiographical and deeply personal. It deals with the aftermath (or continuation) of our ‘Great’ British Empire and how propaganda and white-centric history shapes our perspectives today. It seems clear to me that a children’s version of what is examined in Akala’s book should be taught in all British schools. It’d be a lot more useful than knowing who Anne Boleyn was. I am sharing these books with you as a recommendation to anyone who is trying to better understand their privilege and where they fit into the racist system we all occupy. Some of these books aren’t always easy to read but comfort isn’t a route to change. I will continue educating myself and I hope you do too.

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