Elle-Jennifer Aniston donated $1 million to Color of Change, the largest online racial justice organization in the U.S., per The Mirror.
The actress quietly made her donation, but a source told the publication: “Like most people, Jen has been deeply affected by what is going on in America and the terrible injustice that people of color experience every day. She wanted to show her support, and has donated a big sum to the charity she felt resonated with her the most. The link is on her Instagram page, so her fans can also donate.”
Last week, Aniston posted a video of James Baldwin asking “how much time do you want for your progress?” Alongside the video, she wrote: “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.”
If you want to support Color of Change, go to the website and click on “Join us” and/or “donate.” The organization focuses on economic justice, media justice, criminal justice, and power & voice for a reason:
“The forces that shape our lives are interrelated,” the organization says on its site. “We cannot end racism in one area without tackling it in all areas. Racist policing is propped up by racist media narratives on crime and justice. Political inequality is reinforced by economic inequality. Unlivable wages and unfair hiring practices make it easier for corporations to continue to exploit Black workers and consumers.”