Jesse Williams Spoke Against Police Brutality, Now Racists Want Him Fired

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Grey’s Anatomy actor Jesse Williams gave a passionate speech against the current system of impunity for police brutality. Racists want him fired for it, so they started a change.org petition. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

“An online petition popped up over the weekend on Change.org calling for Williams to be fired from his longtime role in the hit ABC sitcom Grey’s Anatomy…

The petition was started by a user named Erin Smith, who condemned Williams’s “negative attitude.” Smith also called Williams’s words “hate speech against law enforcement and white people,” and wrapped up with the controversial hashtag #AllLivesMatter…

Williams gave his speech on June 26 after accepting the 2016 BET Humanitarian Award. In it, he gave a searing indictment of racism in America.”*

Read more here: https://mic.com/articles/147731/jesse-williams-spoke-the-truth-about-being-black-in-america-now-he-may-lose-his-job#.Y09GVeF1t

Hosts: Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian
Cast: Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian

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19 Comments

  1. Ayanna T. says:

    Lmao, i don't care what he says, he's hot

  2. dave c says:

    Watch the movie midnight express. Checks dad was the prison guard and chenk was one of his twin sons, watch the movie, the likeness is uncanny.

  3. dave c says:

    The Young Turks murdered more than one million Armenians. This is a sick program presented by sick people. Chenk's a holocaust denier.

  4. Kudzu says:

    Jesse williams will not go further in his career… Shonda Rhimes is NOT ABC.. I would like to see where Jesse Williams will be in the next 5 years… His career is toast.. Grey's Anatomy is on its last legs any way.. Lets see where Jesse goes from there…The entertainment industry has never liked actors, actresses, singers using a public forum to spout off on anything…

  5. Brendahl Z says:

    young turks suck

  6. Wendy Hull says:

    Oh because everyone who disagreed with him is a "racist". Very typical clickbait, misleading title that the sheeple flock too.

  7. Michel Percan says:

    The guy is half-white, has even green eyes and he talks against his own mother. LOL What a racist azzhole.

  8. American Blood says:

    There are 3 times more white people killed by police. Yet TYT report 3 times more on black people being killed by cops. I agree on this police brutality thing. But the racist motives I think is not proven at all. Solution is better training and actually prosecuting cops who step out of line.

  9. Puppen Von Hyppen says:

    Only rapists defend this racist.

  10. Nicolas zomer says:

    at one time he sais 'it would be nice if Bernie came on a progressive show like ours.' Can anyone explain why they think they are progressive?

  11. Nicolas zomer says:

    at one time he sais 'it would be nice if Bernie came on a progressive show like ours. Can anyone explain why they think they are progressive?

  12. Josue Escamilla says:

    Tbh I'm scared of cops I can't have a snowball fight, play with toy guns, sell things outside of stores with the owners permission, and take out my license when being asked without having a gun pulled on me or even shot

  13. Susan Hepler says:

    I'm white & I'm standing with Jesse Williams.

  14. Jenna Nicole Smith says:

    It's so stupid and sad that when someone calls out the injustice towards minorities, specifically Black men and women in this case, racist (whether subconsciously or not) White people will freak out and say they're being racist against White people. Conservative people, especially conservative White people, are the most fragile, babies in the world. Funny how they always assume people are attacking them, when it's them who are doing the attacking.

  15. Anonymous says:

    I'm not that encouraged that only eight thousand people signed that petition. If they are smart enough to be a part of the internet using community they probably aren't a racist so a low number like 8k sounds right. Start a mail in petition or prayer chain and it would probably be much larger.

  16. WedgeMahalo says:

    But when it comes to the most lethal form of force — police shootings — the study finds no racial bias.

    “It is the most surprising result of my career,” said Roland G. Fryer Jr., the author of the study and a professor of economics at Harvard. The study examined more than a thousand shootings in 10 major police departments, in Texas, Florida and California.

    The result contradicts the mental image of police shootings that many Americans hold in the wake of the killings (some captured on video) of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.; Laquan McDonald in Chicago; Tamir Rice in Cleveland; Walter Scott in South Carolina; Samuel DuBose in Cincinnati; Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, La.; and Philando Castile in Minnesota.

    The study did not say whether the most egregious examples — the kind of killings at the heart of the nation’s debate on police shootings — are free of racial bias. Instead, it examined a much larger pool of shootings, including nonfatal ones.

  17. Marie Severe says:

    Journalism at its best. You have the research and you have empathy for others. Journalism at its best. Keep up the fine work.

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