Solange Deleted Her Twitter To "Preserve Her Spirit" In Charlottesville Aftermath

Postado Agosto 17, 2017

After revealing that she was going to be deleting her Twitter account, perhaps to escape from all of the vitriolic speech she was encountering on the platform, she first took pause to ask when her "new hero" Takiyah Thompson was going to be freed. Thompson, a 22-year-old North Carolina Central University student helped orchestrate the toppling of a Confederate veterans monument outside the town's old courthouse, and was subsequently arrested. "We are exhausted of waiting on politicians who could have voted to remove the white supremacist statues years ago, but they failed to act". She took this stance and held herself accountable as she followed through on her promise and deleted her Twitter account. "I'm exhausted of white supremacy keeping its foot on my neck and the necks of people like me", she said during a press conference prior to her arrest. However, she went out in the name of uplifting our heroes, with her last tweet stating, "Deleting my Twitter soon, but before I dip, when we gonna pull up?"

Solange then went on her Instagram and posted a longer essay, where she discussed self-preservation and racism.

If you've spent more than 30 seconds on Twitter at any given moment over the past week, it's easy to understand why Solange would call it quits, at least for the time being. Thompson was slapped with two felonies and two misdemeanors-including damage to real property, participating in a riot with property damage and inciting others to riot with property damage.

Thomson has since been released on bail, but the two charges against her have not been dropped. "F**k your stale ass bland ass monuments".

The "Cranes In The Sky" performer concluded by reflecting on the world her 12-year-old son, Daniel Julez Smith Jr., is getting an education in.