In addition to his impressive acting career, Leonardo DiCaprio (45, "The Revenant") is also known for his fervent commitment to nature and climate protection. With the same passion, he now wants to "indulge in the task of putting an end to the incapacitation of" African-American residents, "who have been around for far too long." The star writes for an Instagram post that reads in white letters on a black background: "I commit to listening, learning and acting."
In his post, DiCaprio pledges financial support to all "people, organizations and associations" who have made it their mission to bring about change and finally defeat racism around the world. He names the organizations "Color of Change", "Fair Fight Action", "The NAACP" and "Equal Justice Initiative", which can rely on his support.
DiCaprio and numerous other stars are shocked by the case of African-American George Floyd, who was violently killed in a police operation on May 25 in Minneapolis. Since then there have been furious protests against racism in the United States and in other countries.