WATCH: Anne Hathaway Slams the "Myth of Whiteness" in Awards Speech

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Actress Anne Hathaway said that it was time to destroy the “myth” of “whiteness” during a speech at the Human Rights Campaign annual dinner Saturday.

Anne received the “National Equality Award”.  FYI: Her older brother is gay and a member of the LGBTQ community. 

During her speech she said, “I think I’m probably walking around like most people right now. I’m pretty shell shocked by what I see every day, what I hear everyday. And I really don’t like to admit this, but I get scared.”

The Oscar winner also ranted against “whiteness” and “straightness," saying that “with the exception of being a cisgender male, everything about how I was born has put me at the current center of a damaging and widely-accepted myth,” continuing, “that myth is that gayness orbits around straightness, transgender orbits around cisgender, and that all races orbit around whiteness.”

Finally, the 35-year-old actress said that together, they will “destroy” those myths.

"We are not going to just question this myth, we are going to destroy it."

Hathaway, a longtime supporter of left-wing causes, recently claimed that all black people are fearing for their lives in the United States. Soon after the death of Nia Wilson, a black woman who was stabbed in a San Francisco train station attack, Anne wrote: “White people- including me, including you- must take into the marrow of our privileged bones the truth that ALL black people fear for their lives DAILY in America and have done so for GENERATIONS.  White people DO NOT have equivalence for this fear of violence."

Source: NY Post, Daily Mail

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