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Solange deleted her Twitter account, but left this stirring note in its wake

09:33 EDT 16 Aug 2017 | Yahoo News

Solange deleted her Twitter account, but left this stirring note in its wakePublic figures are using their social media platforms this week to denounce everything from white supremacy to Donald Trump's incredulous "many sides" argument. But some just want it all to go away. That's the move Solange pulled on Tuesday when she unexpectedly announced she would be leaving Twitter without explanation. But before she left, she posed two important questions—and shared a heart-wrenching note on Instagram about the messiness we've all endured.  SEE ALSO: It looks like Beyoncé, Solange, and Michelle Obama all hung out (we're so jealous) "Deleting my Twitter soon, but before I dip," she wrote. "When we gonna pull up? And what we got to do to get my new hero Takiyah Thompson free?"  Solange Knowles last tweet on twitter as of today pic.twitter.com/JJQznDGJ6j — H.I.M.  (@gayysian) August 16, 2017 Solange's new hero, 22 year-old Takiyah Thompson, is an activist who was arrested on Tuesday after scaling a Confederate statue in Durham, North Carolina, and helping its removal. 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.  "I'm tired of white supremacy keeping its foot on my neck and the necks of people who look like me," Thompson said at a press conference before her arrest. "That statue glorifies the conditions that oppressed people live in, and it had to go." Solange didn't delete her Instagram account, and posted a much longer message there about self preservation, condemnation of white supremacists, Nazis and the same monuments that Thompson was arrested for toppling.  "My son's first day of school has been in the midst of seeing these bullshit images that still tell him this system was built to be against him," she shared. "Thinking about demanding he not be required to take American History because its deep dark rooted ugliness continues to live right now, right before our eyes." Image: saintrecords/instagramTo answer Solange's initial questions: Thompson was released from jail on Tuesday night but there are still ways to help folks in Durham, like giving donations to the Durham Solidarity Center or making phone calls to the District Attorney's office to drop all charges for Thompson and those involved with the direct action.  There are also steps you can take in your own life to take action against white supremacy. And if self-care means deleting your Twitter account like Solange, by all means go for it.  WATCH: This snake-like robot can destroy radioactive objects with a laser  


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