Justin Timberlake: ‘America was built by men who believed in and benefited from racism’

Former ‘NSYNC front man and Grammy award winning solo artist Justin Timberlake is weighing in on racism in America.

Timberlake shared a photo on Instagram a few weeks ago where he stated that, “The system needs to change… it has repeatedly shown us that Black people in America are not safe.”

He followed up on Twitter with a tweet calling for confederate monuments to come down.

“When we protest racism in America, people think we are protesting America itself. Why is that the reaction? Because America was built by men who believed in and benefitted from racism. Plain and simple. If we plan to move forward, these confederate monuments must come down.”

Yesterday, he continued that sentiment on his IGTV, with a post highlighting the states that still have monuments.

This is when you hear “But that’s all in the past”. So let’s be clear… those men who proudly owned and abused Black people are STILL celebrated all over the country. ⠀

There are roughly 1,848 confederate statues of in the US. More than half are in The South, and it’s not acceptable. No one should be protecting the legacies of confederate leaders and slave owners.

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