Actress Natalie Portman has called out her own so-called “white privilege” in a recent post that supports the defunding of police forces.
The “V for Vendetta” actress -who was also in the “Star Wars” prequels- posted to Instagram on Monday, claiming that simply reforming police forces wasn’t enough.
“When I first heard #defundthepolice, I have to admit my first reaction was fear. My whole life, police have made me feel safe,” Portman wrote.
However, this feeling is apparently a symptom of so-called “white privilege.”
“But that’s exactly the center of my white privilege: the police make me as a white woman feel safe, while my black friends, family and neighbors feel the opposite: police make them feel terror,” the 39-year-old went on. “And for good reason.”
Portman claimed that police were far too dangerous for black Americans, and that no amount of reform seems to change the trend of black men ending up interacting with American police- often in use-of-force incidents.
“Police are the 6th leading cause of death for black men in this country,” Portman asserted. “These are not isolated incidents. They are patterns and part of the system of over-policing of black Americans. Reforms have not worked. Minneapolis, where George Floyd was murdered, is one of the most progressive police forces in the country, having undergone extensive anti-bias training.”
Portman then urged her fans to link to TheSlacktivist.co, a website that has a far left-leaning view on everything from Antifa to firearms ownership, even going so far as to spread outright falsehoods on topics, such as the Second Amendment not being an individual right (despite a Supreme Court ruling and an extensive collection of the Founding Fathers’ communiques that state the opposite).
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