Jesse Williams Speaks Hard Truths About Police Brutality (VIDEO)
Jesse Williams made a powerful speech at the BET awards. He spoke hard truths about racism and police brutality. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.
“Audience members rose to their feet and were visibly emotional as Jesse Williams delivered a powerful acceptance speech at the BET awards on Sunday night.
After Williams received the Humanitarian award at the BET (Black Entertainment Television) awards, for his civil rights activism, the 34-year-old addressed the audience.
Delivering a rousing speech on continuing racial inequalities in America, Williams dedicated his awards to activists, teachers, civil rights lawyers, parent, students, families and black women in particular.
Read his inspiring speech in full:
“This award, this is not for me. This is for the real organisers all over the country. The activists, the civil rights attorneys, the struggling parents, the families, the teachers, the students, that are realising that a system built to divide and impoverish and destroy us cannot stand if we do. It’s kind of basic mathematics, the more we learn about who we are and how we got here, the more we will mobilise. Now 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.”
Read more here: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/jesse-williams-read-bet-2016-acceptance-speech-in-full-a7105121.html
Hosts: Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian
Cast: Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian
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