Fifth Harmony’s Normani Kordei Hamilton tweeted about the police brutality and the #BlackLivesMatter movement in a post after the murders of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling.
Normani’s honest and heartfelt post read: “Being a woman of color, I can truthfully state that I don’t feel safe around those who are sworn to honor and uphold the law”
“I shouldn’t have to worry any time my father walks outside the front door of our home,” she continued.
“I shouldn’t be afraid of that he may be taken away from me and shot dead because of false perceptions that all black men are dangerous regardless of education or status.”
Normani hopes that discussion regarding racism and a change in the way the media portrays people of colour will help the country move forward.
“The first step is to be truthful and acknowledge that racial problems remain in this country,” she said.
“Sadly on social media and news outlets minorities are always depicted as violent criminals and people who are lazy, don’t want to work and live off of welfare.”
The singer then went on to slam Donald Trump, saying: “Donald Trump, the man that wants to be our president and run the free world can take it upon himself to go on social media and make offensive comments about every minority group but remain silent about something as important as this.”
She closed her poignant letter, which was shared to her 1 million plus followers and retweeted over 22,000 times, with the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag.
This issue continues to plague the world with many celebrities using their voices to ask for others to take a stand.