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Taylor Swift Says Racial Injustice Is 'Ingrained Deeply' In Our Government, After Blasting Trump

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By Mike Walters

Taylor Swift is calling for an immediate change of governmental systemic racism, and after blasting Donald Trump, the singer pointed to an essay by former President Barack Obama about how to help bring about real change.

The 'Blank Space' singer took to Twitter on Tuesday, speaking out amid current 'Black Lives Matter' protests calling for an end of police brutality and racism.

“Racial injustice has been ingrained deeply into local and state governments, and changes MUST be made there," Swift tweeted.

She continued, "In order for policies to change, we need to elect people who will fight against police brutality and racism of any kind. #BlackLivesMatter.”

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Taylor Swift Shares Essay By Barack Obama On Importance Of Voting

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The famous singer also shared the link to a Medium essay written last week by former President Barack Obama, entitled 'How To Make This Moment The Turning Point For Real Change.'

In the essay, Obama advocates the importance of voting and translating the message of equality into specific laws and institutions going forward.

"The point of protest is to raise public awareness, to put a spotlight on injustice, and to make the powers that be uncomfortable; in fact, throughout American history, it’s often only been in response to protests and civil disobedience that the political system has even paid attention to marginalized communities. But eventually, aspirations have to be translated into specific laws and institutional practices — and in a democracy, that only happens when we elect government officials who are responsive to our demands," he wrote.

Taylor Swift Takes On President Donald Trump

The message comes on the heels of the singer, who was once very tight-lipped about politics, blasting President Donald Trump for "stoking the fires" of racism and white supremacy.

As we reported, last month Swift responded to Trump's now-infamous tweet about certain George Floyd protests, where he said, "When the looting starts, the shooting starts.”

Taylor responded, "After stoking the fires of white supremacy and racism your entire presidency, you have the nerve to feign moral superiority before threatening violence? ‘When the looting starts the shooting starts’??? We will vote you out in November."

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