Jesse Williams

We’ve been floating this country on credit for centuries. 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, ghettoizing and demeaning our creations and stealing them, gentrifying our genius and then trying us on like costumes before disregarding our bodies like rinds of strange fruit.

2016 BET Humanitarian Award acceptance speech

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Jesse Williams