How Skai Jackson is using her platform to expose racist behavior

Skai Jackson has more than half a million Twitter

followers, and she’s not afraid to use them.

As protests continue to take place across the

world, the Disney Channel star is using her social

media influence to condemn racist behavior.

Jackson told Entertainment Tonight that

she has gotten numerous direct messages

from fans asking her for advice on what to do

when they encounter racist messaging.

“The more I saw it, it became 20 in a day, I was

like, you know what? No! I’m gonna speak out about

it, because I think it’s really important”.

Jackson has been sharing the “receipts”

of those abhorrent messages on Twitter,

calling out perpetrators by name.

After she shared screenshots of past

racist, homophobic and misogynistic tweets

that “The Flash” actor Hartley Sawyer had posted

in the past, he was fired from the CW series.

Jackson told Entertainment Tonight she

hopes that, in addition to condemning this

harmful behavior, she can present learning

lessons with each receipt she shares.

“A lot of people have written public

apologies, which is really nice, but I just

really hope that they’re not just saying

this so people can get off their butt”.

“I really hope that they learn from this

and educate themselves, because everyone

does make mistakes, but it’s up to you to

learn from them and move them forward”

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