Last month the murder of George Floyd began a spark of discussions and protests against racism in America. Many celebrities have also joined similar protests and raised their voices against systemic violence against black men and women in the USA. Now actor Jennifer Lawrence has also joined the cause. Lawrence has joined Twitter for the first time to exclusively begin a conversation about racism and inequality. Her twitter handle is @JLawrence_RepUs.
Racism's very first tweet was a retweet of a video from the organization RepresentUs — which the actress is a board member of — featuring actor Omar Epps detailing the high percentage of black men incarcerated in the United States.
In her second tweet Lawrence shared a personal statement where she talks about the death of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. Taylor was a black woman killed in her own home by Louisville Metro Police.
Lawrence wrote, "As a Louisvillian, as a human being, I cannot be silent. I join all those who are speaking out against this grave injustice, calling upon Attorney General Daniel Cameron to take immediate action to hold those responsible for her death accountable."
"Mr. Cameron, the longer you wait to bring criminal charges against officers Jonathan Mattingly, Myles Cosgrove, and Brett Hankinson, the more trust erodes," the actress continued. "I urge you to commit to transparency in the investigation and prosecution of these officers, and address the LMPD's insufficient response to Breonna Taylor's murder, " she added.
Lawrence concluded writing, "We must not allow the erasure of Black women to continue in America. As many activists and leaders have been imploring for years: #SayHerName."