Rihanna Says Racism Is Just As Bad in the U.K.

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Rihanna has lived in the U.K. for about three years now, and in the latest issue of British Vogue, the pop star opened up about what racism is like over there.

She made history by being on the cover of the issue, as the first person to ever wear a durag on the cover. And since durags are considered to be a symbol of urban culture, it made sense for Rihanna to address the the myth that racism is not as prevalent or severe in the U.K. as it is in the U.S.


Turns out, it’s just as bad as it is here, except that she does say police brutality is much worse here.

“I think police brutality is probably extremely severe in America, but racism is alive everywhere… It’s either blatant, which is becoming more and more of a norm, or it’s underlying, where people don’t even know they’re being obvious about it. It’s just a subconscious layer that’s embedded from their entire core.”

It’s a sad reality about the state of the world we live in. Yes, the United States have their issues that are absolutely deserving of being addressed, but it is a problem around the world as well. It should never be a comparison or contest about who is worse, but should be a unification to solve a problem that we are all witnessing in our areas.

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