Darius Rucker, one of country music’s most successful African-American artists, has made a statement following the murder of George Floyd and the incidents that followed.
Darius shared a post on his Instagram page that explained how he had been a victim of racism his entire life. He write, “Racism is not a born thing, it is a taught thing. It is not a strong belief, it is a weak belief. It is not a financial issue, it is a hatred issue.”
He ends with a post from James Baldwin: “We can disagree and still love each other, unless your disagreement is rooted in my oppression and denial of my humanity and the right to exist. ”
You can read Darius’ full statement here: