Jesse Williams “Controversy”

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After his speech at the BET Awards, over 11,000 signed a petition to have Jesse Williams removed from Grey’s Anatomy where he plays Dr. Jackson Avery.

If you haven’t heard the speech, here it is:

The woman who started the petition had this to say

“If this was a white person making the same speech about an African American, they would have been fired and globally chastised, as they should be, but there has been no consequences to Williams’ actions,” she wrote in the petition description. “Why was Burke’s character fired from Grey’s Anatomy after his inappropriate homophobic slur, but nothing for Jesse Williams? Why the one-way street? Why the support for a hater? Why the hypocrisy? #AllLivesMatter.”

The thing is white people can’t make this same speech because well….they don’t a reason to. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that all white people or all police officers are…

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