One of the most famous actresses of England and also known as the beautiful woman who played Mary Austin in Bohemian Rhapsody, Lucy Boynton, took to her verified Instagram page today and shared a bold message about racism.
As Lucy shared Canadian Grand Master champion and bandleader Scott Woods’ letter, she indicated that racism is far worse than hate, because hate is just like a manifestation.
Even though Lucy closed the comment section of her post, almost 20K people went to that picture to push the like button.
Here is what’s written in her letter:
“The problem is that white people see racism as conscious hate, when racism is bigger than that. Racism is a complex system of social and political levers and pulleys set up generations ago to continue working on the behalf of whites at other people’s expense, whether whites know/like it or not. Racism is an insidious cultural disease.
It is so insidious that it doesn’t care if you are a white person who likes black people; it’s still going to find a way to infect how you deal with people who don’t look like you. Yes, racism looks like hate, but hate is just one manifestation. Privilege is another. Access is another. Ignorance is another. Apathy is another. And so on.”
Here is the rest of the letter:
“So while I agree with people who say no one is born racist, it remains a powerful system that we’re immediately born into. It’s like being born into air: you take it in as soon as you breathe. It’s not a cold that you can get over. There is no anti-racist certification class.
It’s a set of socioeconomic traps and cultural values that are fired up every time we interact with the world. It is a thing you have to keep scooping out of the boat of your life to keep from drowning in it. I know it’s hard work, but it’s the price you pay for owning everything.”
You may check out the Instagram post right below.