I want us to invest in Black staff. I’m proud to have an inclusion rider and all that good stuff, and I use my power to demand diversity, but it’s time the studios and agencies and all these buildings we stand in front of to do the same. You committed to a 50/50 gender parity in 2020. Where is the challenge to commit to Black hiring? Black content led by Black executives, Black consultants. Are you policing our storytelling as well? Let us bring our darkness to the light. Black culture: the sneakers, sports, comedic culture that you guys love so much. We’ve dealt with discrimination at every turn. Can you help fund Black brands, companies, cultural leaders, Black organizations?Michael B. Jordan, BLM protest in Los Angeles.
Jordan came to fame after his role in Fruitvale Station which is relevant to the recent events in America – it details the events of Oscar Grant’s death, a black man who was killed at the hands of police brutality in 2008. He was also in 2020’s Just Mercy which focuses on systemic racism in Death Row. The film is now available for free rental for the month of June in the US in order to educate others on the movement.
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