In the letter published on her website, Beyoncé calls for an end to racial violence: "It is time for It is up to us to take a stand and demand that they 'stop killing us,'" she writes. "We don't need sympathy. We need everyone to respect our lives."
It is a "human fight," the singer stresses, a fight everyone―regardless of "race, gender, or sexual orientation"―must be involved in.
"Fear is not an excuse," she writes. "Hate will not win."
"This is not a plea to all police officers but toward any human being who fails to value life. The war on people of color and all minorities needs to be over," she says.
She also calls for action, asking us to contact politicians to demand change, including links to contact local congressmen and women at the bottom of the page. "We all have the power to channel our anger and frustration into action. We must use our voices to contact the politicians and legislators in our districts and demand social and judicial changes."
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