“Grey’s Anatomy” star Jesse Williams is more than just a cute face on Shondaland. Last night he was honored at the 2016 BET Awards with the Humanitarian award and he gave the speech of a lifetime. Williams is an activist who has been prominent in the Black Lives Matter movement for using his platform to speak out against racial injustice . He took the time during his acceptance speech to address the advancement of Black people in America.
“This award is also for the black women in particular who have spent their lives nurturing everyone before themselves — we can and will do better for you,” Williams said.
“There has been no war that we have not fought and died on the front lines of. There is no job we haven’t done, there is no tax they haven’t levied against us, and we have paid all of them.”
Powerful. Watch the full speech below and peep the transcript as well.