Leonardo DiCaprio vows to ‘end the disenfranchisement of Black America’

Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio plans to put his platform to good use and has pledged his support to the Black Lives Matter movement.

The 45-year-old The Revenant actor took to Instagram on Thursday (June 4, 2020) to share a statement in support of the fight against racial injustice, as protests continue worldwide following the death of African-American man George Floyd at the hands of white cops.

“I commit to listen, learn and take action,” he wrote. “I am dedicated to end the disenfranchisement of Black America, that has been present for too long.”

The star went on to list four organizations, including Fair Fight Action and the NAACP, that he will be personally donating to, adding: “I will support those individuals, organizations and coalitions that are committed to bring about long-term change.

“I will be donating personally to each of the following organizations,” he continued. “Please, join me, in following and learning from the organizations below.”

The Once Upon a Time in Hollywood star also lent his support to non-profits Color of Change and the Equal Justice Initiative.