Darius Rucker posted a long statement on the recent death of George Floyd.
Darius took to Instagram to say in part, “I’ve been sitting here trying to figure out what I really wanted to say. This whole thing just really breaks me down to my core.”
Darius then says “no man should die that way.” He continued, “2020 has already been heartbreaking, now we are having to again face the truth of racism and the pain and frustration of the African American community.”
He added, “I have faced racism my whole life, from kindergarten to the life I live today. Racism is not born thing, it’s a taught thing. It’s not a strong belief, it’s a weak belief. The only way it will ever change is if we change people’s hearts.”
Rucker concluded before citing a quote about loving each other by James Baldwin with “We need to come together.”
A few of his country music friends like Brad Paisley and Charles Kelley commented on his post. Brad said, “I look to you right now my brother, as a beacon and an inspiration. I could not be love you more.”
Charles said, “Love u so much man. I know we’ve had countless conversations about this subject together and it’s just as important now as it was in the past. Standing with you brother.”