Music legend Dolly Parton is stepping forward to increase her support for the Black Lives Matter movement and speak out against those that oppose it.
During a recent interview with Billboard, the Jolene crooner, 74, spoke about the country’s deep-rooted problem with racism and a few individual’s inabilities of recognizing the wrongs and making necessary amendments to their views.
“I understand people having to form themselves known and felt and seen. And in fact Black lives matter. can we think our little white asses are the sole ones that matter? No!” she said.
Her remarks come days after the recent unrest in American spiraled over escalating racial crimes and police brutality when George Floyd was murdered.
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“There’s such a thing as innocent ignorance, then many folks are guilty of that. once they said ‘Dixie’ was an offensive word, I thought, ‘Well, I don’t want to offend anybody. this is often a business. We’ll just call it The Stampede.’ As soon as you realize that [something] may be a problem, you ought to fix it. Don’t be a dumb [expletive]. That’s where my heart is. i might never dream of injuring anybody intentionally,” said Parton.
She went on to also discuss the non-judgmental outlook that she has in life: “First of all, I’m not a judgmental person. I do believe we all have a right to be exactly who we are, and it’s not my place to gauge .”
“All these good Christian folks that are alleged to be such good Christian people, the last item we’re alleged to do is to gauge each other. God is that the judge, not us. I just attempt to be myself. I attempt to let everybody else be themselves,” she added.