Angelina Jolie Addresses ‘Structural Racism’ While Raising a Black Daughter

Angelina Jolie Addresses ‘Structural Racism’ While Raising a Black Daughter

As the conversation around racism and police brutality gains critical​ momentum due to nationwide protests. Angelina Jolie gave a rare interview about her home life with her children – reportedly had hard conversations about equality and her thoughts on ending racism in the United States, with her children.

The 45-year-old Oscar-winning actress, who is also the Special Envoy of the High Commissioner for Refugees, spoke to Harper’s Bazaar UK from her home in Los Feliz, California, while sharing two photos of herself sincere during locking.

Jolie, who donated $200,000US to the NAACP legal defence fund after the death of George Floyd, is also concerned about racism. “A system that protects me but does not protect my daughter or any other man, woman or child in our country depending on the colour of the skin – is intolerable.” says Jolie.

She also noted that work needs to be done both at home and abroad. “But after almost two decades of international work, this pandemic and this moment in America has made me rethink the needs and suffering within my own country,” she revealed. “I am focusing both globally and domestically; they are of course linked. There are more than 70 million people who have had to flee their homes worldwide because of war and persecution—and there is racism and discrimination in America.”

During the interview, Jolie was also asked, “What advice do you have for teaching children about issues surrounding race and racism?” She replied, “To listen to those who are being oppressed and never assume to know.”

Together with Brad Pitt, Jolie raised Maddox, 18, Pax, 16, Zahara, 15, Shiloh, 14, and the twins Knox and Vivienne, 11. The couple met in 2004 and married from 2014 to 2016.