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Garcelle Beauvais Explains How Her Grandson Has Inspired Her to Fight for Equality
The RHOBH newcomer and longtime humanitarian explains why she's advocating for justice.
As protestors across the world continue to demonstrate for equality in the wake of the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and more, Garcelle Beauvais is opening up about the deeply personal reason she continues to make her voice heard.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills newcomer, who has been a vocal humanitarian throughout her career and is proud to be the first Black cast member of the franchise, welcomed her adorable grandson, Oliver Junior to the family in February. On June 4, the proud grandmother shared a sweet photo of her son Oliver’s little boy, explaining the impact he’s already made.
“One of the reasons we are fighting for equality #mygrandson #oliverjunior,” Garcelle wrote alongside of the baby. “I want him to have every opportunity he deserves.”
Garcelle has stayed active on social media recently, and shared a powerful video on May 29 to speak out about recent events. “I’ve been trying to get through this week by powering through, and I feel like I don’t want to power through it. I am sick of what’s happening in the world. I think we’ve lost our humanity, I think we’ve lost our compassion,” she said.
“I feel that Black people are being targeted left and right. What are we supposed to tell our children? Are we supposed to be looking over our shoulders? I am sick of it, I am sick of it, I am sick of it,” she continued. “I know this too shall pass, I know that. But we’ve got to get back to humanity. We’ve got to get back to loving one another. We’ve got to get back to looking out for one another.”
Garcelle concluded her message with a call to action, urging every single person to become involved.
“I want everybody to speak up,” she said. “I want everybody to say something about what’s going on, whether it’s affecting you directly or not. Let’s get back to humanity and help one another out. That’s all I got.”
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