Since the spark of George Floyd’s death, outbursts of riots and protests have caused havoc among many major cities across the United States. The group primarily responsible for such acts, Black Lives Matter, claims that their mission is “peaceful” in its pursuit of justice and cultural reform. Many people find themselves questioning these claims as they witness their own cities being burned to the ground and black-owned businesses suffering destruction beyond repair.
In the midst of the mayhem, celebrities seem to be the go-to source for wisdom (although we have trouble figuring out why). While the mainstream leftist media leads us to believe that folks in Hollywood support the mission of BLM, there are still several celebrities in the black community that believe the opposite. To my surprise, many of these well known A-listers seem to reject the idea that racism exists in our generation.
Here is a small handful of direct quotes from people you may know… (Yes, some of these are pre-George Floyd, however, it still shows the dark side of the moon; what the leftist media doesn’t want you to see.)
“…Why would race have anything to do with it? Put your mind to what you want to do and go for that. It’s kind of like religion to me; it’s [racism] a good excuse… If you talk about it, it exists… Making it a bigger issue than it needs to be is problematic…” – Morgan Freeman
“I don’t want to be bashed because I don’t want to sound like I’m on the wrong side, but I took that [white audience members at his concert] as a message that there’s no such thing as racism.” – Lil Wayne
“I think it’s more important to make headway in our own house. By the time the system comes into play the damage is done. They’re not locking up seven-year-olds… It starts in the house, it starts in the home…I was the only one of three who had a father in my life, but I had a father… You can blame the system all you want, but none of us got locked up at seven… The system IS rigged, but all the more reason to help it.” – Denzel Washington
“No one wants to talk about perception when it comes to racial profiling. No one wants to talk about stereotypes when it comes to racial profiling…When you’re in shark infested waters, everything in that water is considered a threat until proven otherwise. If it’s a guppy, it could be a shark until you know it’s a guppy. And I think as black men, we need to realize that we are in shark infested waters, and if we don’t sit our young men down and talk to them about perception, or talk to them about stereotypes, we are doing them a huge disservice… Prime example; I got pulled over to the police. He came over to my window, flashed his light in my face, and had his hand on his pistol. I can handle that two ways. I can start yelling and screaming and telling him he’s a racist… or, I can say yes officer, no officer… and both of those are going to have drastically different outcomes.” – Anthony Mackie
“You and I know how true this is in the African-American community. We know that more than half of all black children live in single-parent households, a number that has doubled — doubled — since we were children. We know the statistics — that children who grow up without a father are five times more likely to live in poverty and commit crime; nine times more likely to drop out of schools and 20 times more likely to end up in prison. They are more likely to have behavioral problems, or run away from home or become teenage parents themselves. And the foundations of our community are weaker because of it.” – President Obama
“…You’re gonna relegate my history to a month? What do you do with yours? Which month is white history month?…Do you want one? Why not? (“no no no”) Me either. I don’t want a black history month. Black history is American history…burning and looting doesn’t help you in any way…stop talking about it. I’m going to stop calling you a white man, and I’m going to ask you to stop calling me a black man.” – Morgan Freeman
“I never knew — I talked to him the other day — I never knew EMS was on the scene. He said EMS tried twice and they told him there’s nothing. He refused to let that die. Forget an ambulance, he brought me to the hospital himself. He refused to wait, kicked in the doors and said, ‘Do whatever you gotta do to make sure this child make it.’ Not only that, that day Uncle Bob was a homicide detective. He was off on detail. He just heard the call and came. Not only did he refuse to sit … he refused to leave. He stayed and made sure I made it…Yeah, he was a cop, and my life was saved by a white man…I don’t know what racism is. I know a good [man] named Uncle Bob, though. He was white as snow. Them [EMS] that hopped over me were blacker than me. [He] stood there and waited until the doctor said, ‘He’s gonna make it.” – Lil Wayne
How do you feel? Do you agree or disagree? Are these celebrities speaking an uncommon truth or are they “sellouts”? Engage and let your voice be heard in the comments.