Michael B. Jordan delivered a passionate speech on promoting black culture, while joining protesters at a Black Lives Matter march in Beverly Hills on Saturday.
The 33-year-old actor Black Panther, who wore black, told a large and lively crowd how a number of his roles, including in Fruitvale Station, Just Mercy and Fahrenheit 451, taught him racial injustice.
“Whoever deals with me, if you have racist beliefs, if you have a racist bone in your body, if you are not with me, if you do not stand with me and people who look like me, you will not don’t need to be with me, ”he said.
Speak: Michael B. Jordan delivered a passionate speech on promoting black culture, while joining protesters during a Black Lives Matter march in Beverly Hills on Saturday
He added, “I’m using my power to demand diversity, but it’s time for studios and agencies… to do it.”
Still speaking of the entertainment industry, he asked, “Did you commit to 50/50 gender parity in 2020, where is the challenge of hiring blacks?”
He urged that more black content be created, “run by black executives, black consultants”, in order to highlight “our darkness”.
Protest: The actor of Black Panther, actor of 33 years, who wore black, reflected on a large and animated crowd on the way in which a certain number of his roles, in particular in Fruitvale Station, Just Mercy and Fahrenheit 451, him taught racial injustice. He was joined by precarious activist and actor Kendrick Sampson
“We are done with discrimination,” he said, before urging listeners to vote for change.
The Creed actor later walked alone and supported protesters, including activists and actors Skye P. Marshall, Juan Antonio and Kendrick Sampson who demanded justice for the murder of George Floyd.
Licensed cop Derek Chauvin was caught filming his knee against Floyd’s neck in Minneapolis on May 25 and was charged with 2nd degree murder.
Activist: actress Skye P. Marshall shared the passionate speech of Michael B. Jordan on Instagram
“Whoever deals with me, if you have racist beliefs, if you have a racist bone in your body, if you are not with me, if you do not stand with me and people who look like me, you will not don’t need to be with me, “he said.
Call to action: actor Juan Antonio attended the protest sharing a picture of Michael B. Jordan saying “I am too proud of this movement right now.”
Three other officers who helped Chauvin subdue Floyd – Thomas Lane, JA Kueng and Tou Thao were also charged with helping and encouraging the murder Wednesday afternoon after a wave of outrage around the world, demanding that they be brought to justice.
All four are now liable to 40 years in prison if found guilty. Floyd’s family wants Chauvin’s charge to be charged with first degree murder, which could send him back for life.
To prosecute second degree manslaughter, which Chauvin is currently accused of, prosecutors must convince a jury that he intended to harm Floyd, but not that he necessarily intended to kill him.
Black Lives Matter: Creed actor later marched lonely and supported by protesters, who sought justice for the murder of George Floyd, who was killed by licensee Derek Chauvin