As protests continue across the US in response to Floyd's death, the actress and activist Jane Fonda told CNN that white people have to recognize they've had privileges in life. Watch the video below.
“Because we’re white, we have had privilege. Even the poorest of us have had privilege", said the actress. She said people have to recognize that and understand what keeps racism in place.
The former fashion model was politically active during the Vietnam War, where she earned the nickname Hanoi Jane because she was photographed sitting on a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun on a 1972 visit to Hanoi. For this she was blacklisted from Hollywood.
The actress continues to politically active. "We have an election coming, we have a pandemic crisis, we have a climate crisis, we have a race crisis, and we have a choice to make” said the activist during the interview. Fonda is part of Fire Drill Friday, a movement that uses celebrity platforms, like actors' Joaquin Phoenix, to achieve a climate change legislation as well as empower environmental activists.