Actor Jesse Williams took his thoughts about the Michael Brown case beyond social media and to CNN, where he gave a blunt interview about the media’s assassination of Brown’s character and the racism that we face today in America.
“I think we have to talk about the narrative and make sure we’re starting at the beginning. You will find that people doing the oppressing often want to start the narrative at a convenient point,” Williams said. “This started with a kid getting shot and killed and left in the street for four hours. I’ve never seen a white body left in the heat for four hours in the sweltering heat.”
Williams added, “I know plenty of white kids that steal stuff from convenience stores,” as he addressed the allegations that Brown was a suspect in a robbery earlier that day. “There is this idea that every time a black person does something they automatically become a thug worthy of their own death.”