Solange deleted her Twitter account last night but left the social media platform with a strong message.
Her departure from the site comes in light of the horrific events in Charlottesville, and the response from our spineless, bigoted “POTUS.”
Before deleting her account, she tweeted,
“Deleting my Twitter soon, but before I dip, when are we gonna pull up? And what we got to do to get my new hero Takiyah Thompson free?”
Takiyah Thompson is the woman who was arrested after helping take down a Confederate statue in Durham, North Carolina. She is now out on bond and faces a slew of charges.
After deleting her Twitter account, Solange also posted a note on her Instagram story. In the note, she condemns white supremacy and expresses concerns over her son’s future and education. She also calls out how the “deep rooted ugliness” of American history continues to play out before our eyes.
Solange’s words act not only as inspiration but as a call to action. It’s on us to let our actions reflect our words and morals. If you remain silent, you are a huge part of the problem. Silence can be deafening.
Read the full note below.