Samuel L Jackson Just Challenged Celebrities to Call Out the “Violence of the Racist Police”
Samuel L. Jackson Just Challenged Celebrities to Call Out the “Violence of the Racist Police”
In a bold move, heavyweight actor Samuel L. Jackson has issued a call to action, similar to that of the ice bucket challenge, but for police.
Saturday, on his facebook page, Jackson offers to “all the celebrities that poured ice water on their head, a chance to do something else.”
Jackson challenges celebrities to sing the “We ain’t gonna stop, till people are free” song.
The song starts off with a reference to Eric Garner’s last words.
“I can hear my neighbor cryin’ ‘I can’t breathe’
Now I’m in the struggle and I can’t leave.
Callin’ out the violence of the racist police.
We ain’t gonna stop, till people are free.
We ain’t gonna stop, till people are free.”
Jackson then ends the 47 second challenge asking celebrities to “come on, sing it out.”
This is a bold move by Jackson, as sometimes those who call out the establishment using their celebrity statuses are quickly blacklisted or ridiculed.
Hopefully this call to action by Jackson can help to garner support for police accountability in the US.
This is not the first time in recent months that a celebrity has called out the problem of police brutality either. Immediately following the killing of Michael Brown in August, actor Orlando Jones issued a similar call to action.
Jones’ call to action also included a reference to the ice bucket challenge, only Jones used a bucket of bullets.
“It’s not about black or white,” said Jones, in his video. “It’s not about rich or poor. It’s about us vs. them. There are more of us — from all races, genders and identities — then there will ever be of them. And we will be victorious.”
Orlando Jones Modifies the Bucket Challenge to Raise Awareness for Another ‘Very Serious Disease’
Orlando Jones – Bucket Challenge
“It all seems to stem from a militarized police force threatening the rights of people to assemble.”
Actor, NRA member, and special member of the Louisiana sheriff’s reserve force, Orlando Jones, has put a new spin on the Ice Bucket Challenge. Instead of donning a bucket of ice and water, he grabs a bucket of bullets to raise awareness to the rising militarized police state and the lack of concern by citizens in the US.
Jones does not make light of ALS and in fact says he will donate to the cause. However, in this video he speaks of another serious disease, apathy.
Samuel Jackson is not race baiting here, he’s simply calling out the “racist” police. To deny that the system is racist is to deny that police brutality exists.
However, racism is only part of the problem. The other part of this problem is the color blue, and the violent unaccountable leviathan that it represents in police state America.
A racist idiot without a badge and uniform is simply a racist idiot, add the power of the state and that racist idiot lays waste to civil rights, initiates violence, and extorts the populace; all of this, with impunity.
The MilitantNegro SoapBox™: Mr. Bill Cosby
We as Americans tend to make idols & heroes out of celebrities or athletes or people who get TV shows or become wealthy. Instead of these people we should idolize teachers, firemen, volunteers & case workers. Bill Cosby was an icon because he was an actor and a voice of commercials. He created a Saturday morning cartoon of Black kids for Black kids. He became America’s surrogate father.
Little did we know that during all that hero worship and idolization of Bill Cosby the icon, Bill Cosby the man could have been raping women. Could have been sexually assaulting young teen girls. May have been drugging women who came to him for guidance and assistance to break into “the business” of entertainment.
Bill has been accused by women who number in double digits. Bill has also been as silent on these numerous accusations as a church mouse. Not a word to defend himself.
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