John Boyega discusses 'long term solutions' as he vows to fight injustices

John Boyega has thanked his fans for their continuous support as he used his platform to discuss ‘long term solutions’ amid Black Lives Matter protests.

The Star Wars actor recently had the world gripped after his passionate speech during the Hyde Park demonstration.

Protests sparked around the world following the death of George Floyd, who died after white police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds.

John, who has been vocal about racism against black people since the start, shared snaps of his visit to a school in Southwark, where he went to ‘understand the minds and needs of our next generation.’

‘I want to thank you all for the love and support you have shared over the last few days, although nothing I have done is for praise, or is truly even enough, in the grand scheme of things,’ the star began.

‘This is an intense time for our community, and the most important thing is for us to maintain momentum and not lose sight of how critical it is to pursue long term solutions and commitments, for the sake of our generation, and the next.

‘Our individual pursuits of success and belonging remain, but now more than ever, it’s important to use this movement as fuel to inspire new ways of thinking, building, and growing, together. I believe any great movement starts with a renewal of the mind.’

He went on to quip what the next moves will be and promised to continue fighting against injustices in the black community.

‘Conversations about black businesses, ownership and support are happening, and I will continue to have these conversations with the full intention of birthing ideas that are sustainable and tangible,’ John added.

‘Let’s increase our knowledge! I’m excited to see an awakening happening in all of us! I’ll continue to use my platform to fight against the injustices and inequalities in our community, no matter what.’

He said: ‘Nonetheless, one man can’t do it alone – I need you, and we need each other! We need everyone, across industry’s, socio-economic backgrounds, countries, to unite with a shared goal of REAL change.

‘Before the pandemic hit, I visited a few schools in Southwark, to share my journey and to truly understand the minds and needs of our next generation.’

The visit was ‘eye-opening’ for the star and he wants to continue with the fight for justice.

‘I urge the black men of our community, my peers, to do the same. Connecting with our kids and motivating them towards a future that is stronger and brighter, is urgent, and necessary,’ he ended the post.

‘In the meantime, let’s work on clearing the runway for them, so they can take off, and fly. Love everyone, and stay safe x’

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