David Oyelowo at the 2019 American Cinematheque Award. Picture: Reuters
David Oyelowo at the 2019 American Cinematheque Award. Picture: Reuters

David Oyelowo educating next generation to fight racism

By Bang Showbiz Time of article published Jun 26, 2020

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David Oyelowo wants to educate the next generation to fight racism.

The "Selma" star is curating a special podcast, titled "STOR14S', where he will narrate children's stories in a bit to inspire and educate the younger generation amidst the Black Lives Matter movement.

He said: "A lack of education breeds the ignorance that perpetuates the cycle, and so educating them, opening their eyes, getting them out of the house, getting them out into the world ... that is the key."

And not only will the podcast educate, the 44-year-old actor has revealed they will also be raising money for the GEANCO Foundation.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, he added: "I gathered some friends and we're reading these stories. Our fees are going to be donated to this cause, providing sanitation, hand sanitisers, masks, disinfectants."

David previously made an impassioned plea that his sons' futures would not to be like his father's past, as he opened up about racism his family had endured.

The "Selma" star spoke out to share his own experiences with racism as he admitted he fears for his sons Asher and Caleb.

He said: "In a bid to pull myself out of the hole I have been in I've tried to look to the future, the future that my children will step into, but in a bid to do that I have had to look at the past ... We are not safe, and even though I am an optimistic person I now look to my son having watched my father suffer what he suffered, some of what I have faced, there is so much more I could tell you of what I have faced ... Please let the future not be the same for my son as it has been for my dad, for me, and for so many black people over the centuries. So my friends reaching out to me saying how are you doing, I'm not doing great."

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