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Amandla Stenberg has been using her Tumblr as a vessel to educate people about ongoing racial issues and cultural appropriation. But apparently speaking her mind has caused the young actress to be on the receiving end of harassment and bullying.

Recently Stenberg tweeted about the money spent on advertising for the movie Minions, and how it could have been used to pay people’s tuition.

This statement didn’t sit well to one blogger on Tumblr:

“I don’t like that post talmbout “oh minion money could be used on people’s college tuition” cause it’s coming from someone who ain’t even gone have to pay for college by doing half the shit other people gotta do,” the post read.

It was this post that set off an avalanche of threats and harassment towards Stenberg and she’s now taking a break from Tumblr.


It’s sad that Stenberg has been the recipient of harassment. Hopefully she learns that those who attempt to educate people are often times ridiculed by the ones who need educating.

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  • binks

    It is sad how people, especially grown people, bullied this teenager because they didn’t want to hear or think critically about what message she was trying to convey because it made them feel uncomfortable. Nobody is saying you have to agree with everything she is saying but to bully someone for a different point of view is sad and encourages discourse. I hope she returns because the Internet definitely needs her voice out there. For all the bullies, I bet her message reached more people and those people are willing to stand by her and fight for and with her. But if she wants to take a break to be a teenager I won’t fault her for that but I know if she continues on the path she is going she is going to be a woman to reckon with so I hope she doesn’t change herself.

  • Ann Gomez

    Instead of worrying about a cartoon film, black people should be protesting the dream act.

  • Keep on fighting Amandla, Do not let these ignorant aholes silence you, your voice is needed.

  • What is interesting is how Amandla is literally always on point. She is criticizing oppressive structures but folks are mad because she is also privileged. So they would prefer she say/do nothing at all?

    • Miranda Meehan

      Little racist Jenny is just an uneducated hater followed by uneducated haters who want nothing but to keep the divide wide, the hate alive, and blacks as poor, poor victims responsible for nothing in their lives. Now delete this little racist Jenny. That is what you do with truths you don’t like. You censor them.

    • Miranda Meehan

      No she isn’t and neither are you. You just make certain everything that proves you wrong is deleted. Coward. Racist. Uneducated. Liar.

  • Miranda Meehan

    She is a racist coward that started trouble just to be a twat.. Slither away, hater. Slither away and stay away.