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June 27 2016

Watch Jesse Williams accept the 2016 BET's Humanitarian Award. His passionate speech pays tribute to activists, working classes, African American mothers, and others. He talks about his speech with People Magazine.

[ edited by Numfar PTB on 2016-06-28 18:21 ]

Great speech. Great Man.
Very eloquent and powerful.
Well said, Mr. Williams.
this is the speech of the year!
Wow! Very powerful!
This man is something else. Every time I hear or read something about him I am so impressed. I think he will achieve great things in his future (he's already achieved some).
His speech was amazing. I wish more people would get what he's saying, even a little bit.

Maybe he made people think a little bit more.
Thinking man.
Well-thought and well-said.
Absolutely not surprising that Jesse's feet are being held to the fire (the petition, the nasty remarks) just as Joss' activism has earned him undeserved ire. I wrote a Twitlonger to Jesse, who is coolly parrying this stuff on Twitter. Doubt he saw it, but I reminded him of something Joss said in regard to all the misogyny surrounding GamerGate - I think it applies to all attempts to move social justice forward:

When I see this hate bubbling up towards any kind of progress, my reaction is twofold: First, itís horror, and then, itís delight, because you donít get this kind of anger unless real change is actually happening.

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