Actor Rips Police, ‘Whiteness’ During BET Award for Black Lives Matter

Jesse Williams supporting Black Lives Matter

Jesse Williams supporting Black Lives Matter. Image Source: Kevin Winter BET

There is an actor named Jesse Williams who’s acting can be seen in the show Grey’s Anatomy.  Williams was given an award of sorts during the BET Awards. His award wasn’t for acting, but for spreading misinformation with Black Lives Matter. Williams took this opportunity to announce his personal feelings towards American police and white people, even though they have no basis in reality.

During his speech, he claimed that, “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.” This statement alone is absurd and inflammatory. It has been well documented that Police involved uses of force actually tend to be with whites rather than blacks; but that itself is irrelevant because race isn’t used as a basis for deciding to use force.

Breitbart Reports:

Grey’s Anatomy star Jesse Williams received a standing ovation Sunday night at the BET Awards while delivering a passionate speech about racial justice and white appropriation of black culture as he accepted the evening’s Humanitarian Award for his work on behalf of the Black Lives Matter movement.
“We’ve been floating this country on credit for centuries, and we’re done watching and waiting while this invention called whiteness uses and abuses us, burying black people out of sight and out of mind while extracting our culture, our dollars, our entertainment like oil — black gold! — ghetto-izing and demeaning our creations and stealing them, gentrifying our genius and then trying us on like costumes before discarding our bodies like rinds of strange fruit,” Williams said during his acceptance speech Sunday night.
BET CEO Debra Lee presented the award to Williams, adding that it is “for his continued efforts and steadfast commitment to furthering social change.”
“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,” he added. “So what’s going to happen is we’re going to have equal rights and justice in our own country or we will restructure their function and ours.”
Williams, a prominent Black Lives Matter activist, went on to deliver a monologue dedicated to black people who’ve died at the hands of police over the last several years, invoking controversial cases including Cleveland’s Tamir Rice and Staten Island, New York’s Eric Garner.
“Yesterday would have been young Tamir Rice’s 14th birthday, so I don’t want to hear any more about how far we’ve come when paid public servants can pull a drive-by on a 12-year-old playing alone in a park in broad daylight, killing him on television, and then going home to make a sandwich.”
“Tell Rekia Boyd how it’s so much better to live in 2012 than 1612 or 1712. Tell that to Eric Garner, Sandra Bland,” he continued.
Williams said “this award is not for me. This is for the real organizers all over the country, the activists, 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.”
He later encouraged the actors and musicians in the crowd to do more than make money and buy expensive clothing.
“The thing is though, all of us here are getting money, that alone isn’t going to stop this,” Williams said. “Dedicating our lives to getting money just to give it right back to put someone’s brand on our body — when we spent centuries praying with brands on our bodies, and now we pray to get paid for brands on our bodies?”
The Cabin in the Woods star ended his speech by scolding his critics.
“If you have no interest in equal rights for black people then do not make suggestions to those who do: sit down,” he said.
“Just because we’re magic doesn’t mean we’re not real. Thank you.”
Williams protested in Ferguson, Missouri after the shooting of Michael Brown in 2014. The actor later said on CNN’s State of the Union, that “there’s a complete double standard and a complete different experience that a certain element of this country has the privilege of being treated like human beings, and the rest of us are not treated like human beings, period.”
Williams’ speech was so well-received that actor Samuel L. Jackson acknowledged it while accepting his own Lifetime Achievement Award a short time later.
“What Jesse said… I mean, Jesse’s the closest thing I’ve heard to a 1960s activist,” Jackson said. “That brother is right and he’s true and when you hear what he’s saying, make sure you vote and take eight more people to vote so we can fix this.”
When he says, “take eight more people to vote so we can fix this.”, he is obviously asking you to vote for Hillary Clinton who has pandered her way through the polls with the mother’s and family members of Michael Brown, Sandra Bland, and Eric Garner by her side.
Here, Williams can be seen elaborating on the “issue” of “white power” and the way white criminals are treated over black criminals in America:

  • Donald

    Keep your damn culture, music, etc. We don’t need anything from you. You build the railroads, the high rises, you invented the light bulb, the phonograph, the motion picture machine?

  • jmac

    Oh boohoo. What a stupid fuck.

  • Jo

    Strange that his epithet about racism was delivered at an event that is racially discriminatory. The guy is a bigot.

    • LG

      If the BET Awards are racist then so are the CMTs. Its about the genre of music and who performs it. Artists like Justine Timberlake, Eminem, Robin Thicke, and Iggy Azeala have all been nominated and even won awards at BET so please….

  • Dale Schutt

    This post and its comments are racist and the reason speeches like his need to be made. His only point, which was valid at that, was that data supports and overwhelmingly alarming rate of brutality against black citizens during an arrest as opposed to white arrests. And these arrests are typically at the hand of brutal white officers

    • BOJ stats – 10% more whites are killed during arrests than blacks 2003 – 2009

    • Bearing Man

      Do you not know how to interprete data? Police kill more white people than black people every year!

      • Matthew

        Disproportionately WAY more blacks are killed. The white population is much larger. That’s why more whites are killed numerically. But a greater percentage of the black population is killed by a longshot

    • Garrett

      Cite your sources! Where are you getting your info from? Let me guess Wikipedia!?!

    • SkyWalker4

      Where to begin with this entitled elite’s spewing of vitriol? First, all his statistics were wrong. There are two information sources for this attention whore: actual, factual reports, or what he makes up. If he used actual reports, then he would have had no speech. The reports me creates out of thin air, fit his narrative, because that’s the way credible people do it: create a narrative, the fabricate your own data.
      Report after report after repot continuously show that the “data” these activist speakers are so confident in, is outright wrong, and they know it. These speeches do nothing more that spread hate. Several unrelated organizations are dedicated solely to compile, and report on, real-time and historical data from all law enforcement agencies. Funny thing is, they all say the same thing: ALL OVER THE COUNTRY, more white men are arrested everyday, by far, than black men, but more black men commit worse crimes, therefore, more black men in jail.
      Instead of black men. Like Jessie Williams using a platform such as this to incite “his people” toward hate and violence, why would he not use it to build a bridge. Easy answer: because it is easier to hate, than love. He talks about taking his money, then paying someone to put a brand on his body. Is he talking about a tattoo? Last I knew, a tattoo was a choice. Or maybe he was talking about modeling clothes. Would he not get PAID to model clothes, also his choice. Or maybe he’s talking about BUYiNG clothes with a brand, ALSO HIS CHOICE! He’s trying very hard to associate the brands received by slaves 200 years ago, to the “brands” of today. It was a long stretch, but he just didn’t make it!
      Jessie Williams is another Hollywood actor, well off financially, who uses the tactics of the Rev’s Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson: swoop in with their bags of salt when things get hot, hang around a few days to do their part. People are hurting, so first, rub that salt hard inin their wounds, then continue to help fan the flames of hate, discord, dissension, and divisiveness. When things are getting there hottest, leave to go back to the Cush home, safe and far away from those “black problems” What is this man doing to HELP HEAL THE WOUNDS OF RACISM?
      This man is an expendable pawn of the Democratic Party, whose motto should be:
      “If you have no self respect, and want a life of FREEdom (free stuff), then vote Democrat. We’ve been holding you down since we formed the KKK in 1865, and murdered 300 Black Americans in La. In 1868. We did not cure blacks of Syphillis during the 1932-1972 “Tuskegee Syphillis Experiment”, letting thousands die, many of them directly related to you. In 1942, we put all innocent Japanese-Americans into interment camps. In Birmingham, 1963, we used firehouses and attack dogs on teenagers and children marching for Civil Rights. FF to 2008-we nominated an unqualified candidate for president, who has worked every way possible to make this country the worst it has ever been, in every worst way.”

      Hmmm…too long for a bumper sticker?

  • Jack Meoff

    Sure sounds like Jealousy to me

  • Karen

    I am disappointed that this speech was referred to as ‘misinformed’ when this site fails to mention his mother is a white woman. His point is not invalidated simply because most ppl he was speaking to were black. To Donald, music is for everyone. Bless You.

  • Roquer este

    We currently have the blackest political administration of all time, blacks in the military, blacks in the supreme court. What is most amazing about this little hate fest was the idiots in the audience that didn’t stand up and tell him GFY!!

  • Zaira

    What about white police officers that were killed by the black community? You do not want to talk about it Jesse?

  • James cerrentano

    If u look at mr Williams he is clearly not just black! He looks like he could b part white!

  • Greg

    TO all the morons, here is some information for you. No police officer ever wants to take a life, they use deadly physical force in order to save other lives. Every one wants to blame the police. How is it any officers fault when they are called to an incident, whether the perpertrator be white , black, hispanic, chinese or freaking purple. Another thing for the Black lives matter people…..all lives matter you idiots. The Black lives matter people are racists and antagonizers.

  • Clarence

    Interesting how this actor is mixed race and played a police officer in a tv series before. What a hypocrite.

  • Clarence

    He also had a recurring role in eight episodes of the TV series Beyond the Break as Officer Eric Medina. He is half Swedish. I think he is having an identity crisis.

  • Deb

    Whatevet…we’ll my whiteness hot your blackness where you are…my whiteness will never watch your blackness agsin BOOM

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