Janet Jackson Kicks Off ‘State of the World’ Tour Denouncing White Supremacy and Domestic Terrorism

Posted on Sep 9 2017 - 2:34am by Louievreveals

Janet Jackson’s State of the World tour kicked off in Lafayette, Louisiana last night and the 51-year-old  reminded everyone EXACTLY who she is.

For a brief moment before she took the stage, a video condemning white supremacy, domestic terrorism, and fascism played for the crowd.

via Fader:

The one-minute video introduction starts by naming unarmed black men who were killed by police officers: Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and Jonathan Ferrell. Then, we hear audio clips of television personalities and protestors explaining the threats of white supremacy, privilege, and inequality.

The message is a vital one: The Center for Investigative reporting has shared an analysis of domestic terrorism in the United States spanning nine years, and found that right-wing extremists were responsible for twice as many violent attacks compared to Islamic extremists.

It’s a threat President Donald Trump has only acknowledged once, after he faced significant criticism for equivocating anti-racist protestors and white supremacists during a Unite The Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia (one protestor, Heather Heyer, was run over by James Alex Fields Jr. a white nationalist and Trump supporter).

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