I remember the days where Taylor Swift didn’t voice her opinion and to be honest, I don’t miss those days in the least. I think the fact that she is using her platform for good is important in this day and age.
Why? Because Taylor Swift influences a generation, and it’s absolutely imperative that she uses that platform. Right now people are realizing that if you don’t say something, you are complacent. The only thing that you can say wrong, is nothing at all.
The superstar took to Twitter to call for monuments of “racist historical figures” to be removed in Tennessee.
And we applaud this.
“As a Tennessean, it makes me sick that there are monuments standing in our state that celebrate racist historical figures who did evil things. Edward Carmack and Nathan Bedford Forrest were DESPICABLE figures in our state history and should be treated as such.” she tweeted.
“Taking down statues isn’t going to fix centuries of systemic oppression, violence and hatred that black people have had to endure but it might bring us one small step closer to making ALL Tennesseans and visitors to our state feel safe – not just the white ones,” she said, adding, “We need to retroactively change the status of people who perpetuated hideous patterns of racism from ‘heroes’ to ‘villains.’ And villains don’t deserve statues.”
“When you fight to honor racists, you show black Tennesseans and all of their allies where you stand, and you continue this cycle of hurt. You can’t change history, but you can change this,” she ended her tweets with.
And we agree. There is a time for change and that time is now.
Thank you Taylor for using your platform to voice political and moral opinions. It enables others to not feel so afraid to speak.
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