Jesse Williams won the Humanitarian Award at the BET Awards, and his speech blew us all away
Last night at the 2016 BET Awards, Jesse Williams won the Humanitarian Award and had a lot to say in his acceptance speech — and we were glad to listen to ALL of it. He has garnered a huge following on Twitter, using it as a platform to talk about important social justice issues. Last night he took that conversation to the stage at the BET Awards to talk about police violence, racial inequality, and to thank black women for their dedication to the Black Lives Matter movement.
This speech was met with huge praise and support online, and people are thanking Williams for saying these things on such a public platform. Here are some of the reactions:
You can watch the full speech here, and check out his Twitter here:
Here is the full transcript of his speech: