Jesse Williams’s speech at the BET Awards

Jesse Williams made a speech on BET, see below:

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Last night at the BET Awards, Jessie Williams, he of “Grey’s Anatomy” and the Ferguson protests, won the Humanitarian Award.

And then he said (519 words):

“This is for the real organizers all over the country, the activist, the civil rights attorneys, the struggling parents, the families, the teachers, the students that are realizing that a system built to divide and impoverish and destroy us cannot stand if we do. It’s kinda basic mathematics: the more we learn about who we are and how we got here the more we will mobilize.

“This award is also for the black women in particular who have spent their lives nurturing everyone before themselves – we can and will do better for you.

“Now, what we’ve been doing is looking at the data and we know that police somehow manage to de-escalate, disarm and not kill white people every day. So what’s…

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Jesse Williams’s speech at the BET Awards

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