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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