Naomi Campbell has lent her voice to a new film by UNESCO titled United Against Racism.
The model is one of a long list of celebrities, activists and other famous names to join UNESCO’s campaign, with Charlotte Gainsbourg, Freida Pinto, Forest Whitaker, Roma actress Yalitza Aparicio, journalist Jorge Ramos, composer Jean-Michel Jarre and musician Marcus Miller among the others also answering the organisation’s call to arms.
Posting the short on her Instagram, Naomi wrote to her 9.4 million followers: “Racism and discrimination are caused by ignorance and fear of what is different. But that doesn’t have to be the case! We can all create the chance that we want @unesco #FightRacism #UnitedAgainstRacism.”
“Many of us like to think of racism as something from the past. Something that no longer holds sway over our societies. Something that no longer exists,” actress Charlotte begins the video.
“But World War II took place less than a century ago. Survivors of the Holocaust are still alive today,” Freida continues, with Naomi adding: “The Jim Crow laws were enforced until 1965.”
The Jim Crow laws reference the racial segregation laws in the U.S.
Later in the video, supermodel Naomi, who often uses her platform to speak out against racism, told viewers that “people are discriminated against, excluded, stigmatised, attacked or even murdered” because of the colour of their skin or where they come from, before the stars all repeated the phrase “no more”.
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