Brie & Nikki Bella Urge the Importance of Speaking Out Against Racism: "We All Have to Step Up Now"

By Allison Crist Jun 03, 2020 9:28 PMTags
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Brie went on to explain that she's been thinking about everything through her lens as a mom.

"You're not born racist. You learn it," she expressed. "And where you learn it is your household. You learn it from your parents. You're raised in it. And it's our duty as parents to teach our kids to not be racist, to love everyone, show kindness."

She added that she and Nikki were "blessed" to be raised in a family where they were taught "that no matter what financial status anyone is, no matter the color of their skin, we're all equal."

And with that in mind, she encouraged other parents to take a look at the environment they're creating for their children.

"I just want all of you out there to just really, right now, just look and see, what is it your kids hear in their house? And what do you teach them?" she asked. "Because we can teach them the ABCs. I can teach Birdie all about the solar system. But the one thing that I do always teach Birdie is kindness and that every single person is equal. And she will always know that in our household."

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Nikki reiterated many of Brie's sentiments, also explaining that it's "mind-boggling" for her that some "judge and treat people based on the color of their skin."

"I will just never understand that," she added, noting that she does, however, understand the importance of speaking out and making your voice heard.

"We have to use our platforms more than ever now to promote not being racist; to stick up for the black community. Because what is happening here in America, it's not okay. Like, I will fight anyone on that," Nikki explained. "It is not okay to kneel on someone's neck like that, and they're telling you they can't breathe? It's disgusting to me. And it's not okay. And the fact that we didn't get justice right away, that is what caused all this. We needed justice."

Nikki continued, "And so, for me, it's like, whether your platform is millions of followers or a couple hundred, we all have to step up now. We all have to use our voice. Use it as you please or where you want, but the only way we're truly gonna see change is if we all come together."

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"We're in 2020 and there's no reason for any of this," Nikki expressed, wrapping up her thoughts on the matter. "You should never be scared to jog in your own neighborhood because of the color of your skin. You should never be scared to be pulled over because of the color of your skin. You should never be afraid to do anything in the United States of America because of the color of your skin."

Brie issued a similar parting message, urging their listeners to avoid violence and instead fight for "unity" and "love."

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