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Updated on Jun 10, 2020. Posted on Jun 7, 2020

Justin Bieber Just Made A Commitment To "Speak Up" About Racial Injustice And Systemic Oppression After Admitting He Has Benefited From Black Culture

In December, Justin acknowledged his previous use of the n-word as a teen.

Justin Bieber is the latest celebrity to address the current Black Lives Matter protests happening around the world following the tragic death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man who was killed by a Minneapolis police officer.

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On Saturday, the 26-year-old took to Instagram to share a message about how he is committed to using his platform "to speak up about racial injustice and systemic oppression."

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"I am inspired by black culture," he wrote. "I have benefited off of black culture. My style, how I sing, dance, perform, and my fashion have all been influenced and inspired by black culture."

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"I am committed to using my platform from this day forward to learn, to speak up about racial injustice and systemic oppression, and to identify ways to be a part of much needed change," he added.

Earlier this week, the Changes singer posted several messages about the movement, including a post about how to be an anti-racist ally:

He also posted a message for Breonna Taylor — a Black woman who was killed in her own home by officers of the Louisville Metro Police Department on March 13 — urging his fans to petition for justice and donate to her GoFundMe on what would have been her 27th birthday:

Back in December, Justin also took a stand against racism by acknowledging his previous use of the n-word as a teen and vowing to do better.

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In 2014, videos surfaced of a 15-year-old Bieber singing about killing Black people and joining the KKK. He has since apologized.

"When I was young I was uneducated and found myself saying really hurtful things not knowing the power of my words," he wrote. "Racism is still very prevalent and I want to use my voice to remind [everyone] we are all human [beings] and all of EQUAL VALUE BEFORE GOD!"

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