Solange Knowles attends the Creatures of Comfort fashion show during New York Fashion Week September 2016 at Industria Studios on September 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)
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By Cady Lang
September 12, 2016

Solange Knowles wrote a thought-provoking essay about her experience with harassment at a popular German electronic dance music group Kraftwerk’s concert in New Orleans over the weekend.

Knowles had taken to Twitter to share an incident in which her family reported that a group of women threw a half-eaten lime at her, noting that she and her family were among a handful of audience members who were people of color at the concert space. Her story thus shared, Knowles then endured racist harassment on social media. In her essay, And Do You Belong? I Do on her website, Saint Heron, she elaborated on her experience.

Knowles also voiced her thoughts on misconceptions about her social media statements.

Knowles goes on to provide additional examples of prejudice from being racially profiled on a train in Italy to hearing a racial epithet in her third grade classroom.

Write to Cady Lang at cady.lang@timemagazine.com.

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