Jennifer Aniston has given several American anti-racism organizations nearly US$1 million after the death of George Floyd, a new report says.
The former Friends star has given the amount to Colors of Change and other "worthy organizations" to fight racism, a source has told Entertainment Tonight.
The Screen Actors Guild winner has been outspoken about George's death. Last week, she posted a video of author James Baldwin sharing his frustrations about people who told him progress and justice take "time."
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This week has been heartbreaking for so many reasons. We need to acknowledge that the racism and brutality in this country has been going on for a long time - and it’s NEVER been okay. As allies, who want equality and peace, it’s our responsibility to make noise, to demand justice, to educate ourselves on these issues, and more than anything, to spread love. How much more time are we willing to let pass without change? HOW MUCH MORE TIME? ⠀ ⠀ Text FLOYD to 55156 and sign the @colorofchange petition to have all four of the officers who killed #GeorgeFloyd arrested.
"This week has been heartbreaking for so many reasons," Jennifer wrote in the video's caption. "As allies, who want equality and peace, it's our responsibility to make noise, to demand justice, to educate ourselves on these issues, and more than anything, to spread love. How much more time are we willing to let pass without change? HOW MUCH MORE TIME?"
Many other celebrities have donated to Black Lives Matter and other racial justice causes following George's death on May 25.
Kanye West started a college education fund for Gianna Floyd, George's six-year-old daughter, and also donated US$2 million to to the families of Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, along with several Black-owned businesses in Chicago and across the United States.
Meanwhile, Angelina Jolie gave US$200,000 to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
"Rights don't belong to any one group to give to another," she said in a statement to Entertainment Tonight. "Discrimination and impunity cannot be tolerated, explained away or justified. I hope we can come together as Americans to address the deep structural wrongs in our society."