Idris Elba has recently opened up about his personal experiences of racism, and what he had to say has shocked everyone.
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The actor, who is known best for his appearances in Marvel films, recently opened up about his own experiences with racism, and fans are completely shocked.
The BLM movement is currently more prominent than ever before.
Racially motivated police brutality has been happening in this country for far too long – Things need to change.
And they are all marching for one thing: For the blatant racism and injustice in this country, and the rest of the world, to be brought to an end.
And it’s so important that we continue to speak out and use our voices.
And many have been trying to do their bit to educate their audience.
The British actor has gained huge amounts of fame in the last couple of years, mainly thanks to his roles in blockbusters such as The Avengers and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.
The actor has been regularly spotted DJing in some of the most prestigious nightclubs in Ibiza.
And he is quickly becoming one of the most beloved actors of the decade.
So much so, that he describes it being “as often as he breathes.”
In which he opened up about his upbringing and personal experiences with racism.
His late father, Winston, grew up in Sierra Leone, while his mother, Eve, is from Ghana.
And he has explained in the past how they instilled in him a strong working ethic, telling him, “if you want to make it in this world, you have to be twice as good as the white man.”
Idris has experienced his fair share of prejudice over the years.
And it is utterly heartbreaking.
He explained that the first time black people have “any consciousness” around their skin, “it is usually about racism.”
“That stays with you regardless of whether you become successful or you beat the system.”
The actor said: “Success has not negated racism for me. Asking me about racism is like asking me about how long I have been breathing.”
But we can only hope that it will help to spur the fight against racism further.
Keep scrolling to read about his battle with coronavirus, and how his recovery is going.