Amid the racial turmoil stemming from the Charlottesville, Va., violence this weekend, Lady Gaga did the only thing Mother Monster could do: She took to Twitter to ask Black people how “the nonracist white community who loves u” can make a change.
For the Black Community, tell us ways the non-racist white community who loves u can do better to help influence the country? #HowWeDoBetter
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) August 15, 2017
The answers were a mixed bag of emotions.
Using the #HowWeDoBetter, several people readily used the Tuesday, Aug. 15 tweet to gladly gave advice on how white people can improve.
Talk to your cousins. Get your fellow White folks together. Stand up against policies that oppress people of color #howwedobetter
— ♎Lauren♎ (@IamLaurenGill) August 15, 2017
— jaz (@TRANSMASCULINE) August 15, 2017
Start conversations, hold socials to hash out the issues in a peaceful manner in order to become closer together. That’s #HowWeDoBetter.
— Keith Adams Jr. (@BigBrother1988) August 15, 2017
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Others were fed up with having to do the work for white allies.
Cmon now. We haven't done enough work to make this country better already? We gotta tell u how to fix the problem y'all created too? 🙄 https://t.co/ieLmgHJpBM
— Amanda Seales 🇬🇩✊🏾 (@amandaseales) August 16, 2017
Still, some vowed to do what they could to support Gaga, who previously spoke about how a Black fan’s plight with police influenced her music.