Jesse Is King!
Jesse Williams delivers a powerful, groundbreaking speech during the 2016 BET Awards after receiving his 2016 Humanitarian Award for his bravery as an activist in the entertainment industry. Jesse Williams who stars as Avery Jackson on Greys Anatomy takes after his mentors like; Harry Belafonte in that he is not just an extremely attractive, talented actor who’s using his looks, charm and talent to “get money”; but he’s using his platform to unify, and bring awareness to what’s happening to Afrikans living in Amerikkka.
“It’s kind of basic mathematics – the more we learn about who we are and how we got here, the more we will mobilize.”
“this is also in particular for the black women in particular who have spent their lifetimes dedicated to nurturing everyone before themselves. We can and will do better for you.”
“Now the thing is, though, all of us in here getting money – that alone isn’t gonna stop this. Alright, now dedicating our lives, dedicating our lives to getting money just to give it right back for someone’s brand on our body when we spent centuries praying with brands on our bodies, and now we pray to get paid for brands on our bodies.”
“And let’s get a couple things straight, just a little sidenote – the burden of the brutalized is not to comfort the bystander.That’s not our job, alright – stop with all that. If you have a critique for the resistance, for our resistance, then you better have an established record of critique of our oppression. If you have no interest, if you have no interest in equal rights for black people then do not make suggestions to those who do. Sit down.” CLICK HERE FOR FULL TRANSCRIPT
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