- Charlize Theron has admitted that she benefited from apartheid and said that white privilege is not a myth
- Growing up in that era, Theron believes it is her duty to help those who suffered
- Not only has she opened HIV/Aids charities, but Theron also has her finger in many pots that help the youth of the previously disadvantaged
Charlize Theron grew up in South Africa during the time of apartheid and admits that it benefited her as a white woman.
White privilege is a touchy subject that has caused many heated debates. Apartheid made people of colour suffer and allowed white people to flourish.
Briefly.co.za learnt that Theron spoke out on white privilege during a conversation with David Oyelowo at an annual fundraiser to support educational and health initiatives for Nigerian children, according to a Variety report.
The Oscar-winning actress admitted that she had benefited from apartheid by means of white privilege but she’s using it to help those who didn’t.
Theron went on to say that she wants the children of today to know that she stands by them and that she will use her position to create a better future for them.
Being involved in HIV/Aids charities, children’s homes and many other charitable foundations, Theron shares her blessings far and wide as at the end of the day we are all one.
Apartheid was out of Theron and many other white South African's control. She feels that it is her duty to use whatever benefits she got from apartheid to help those who suffered.
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