HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Samuel L. Jackson Commend...

Mon Jun 8, 2020, 09:35 PM

Samuel L. Jackson Commends Massive Protests on CNN: 'Starting the Labor Pains of This Change That Is


By Reed RichardsonJun 8th, 2020, 10:20 pm

Actor and civil right activist Samuel L. Jackson commended the massive, nationwide Black Lives Matter protests during a discussion on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, calling it the “labor pains” of systemic change.

During Cooper’s Monday night show, the 71-year-old Jackson, who participated in civil rights protests while a student at Morehouse College in the late 1960s, urged the protestors out in the streets to have patience and seek political allies

“I’m energized watching them do it. I wish I wasn’t in this high risk area of Covid or I would be out there with them joining in. If I had the energy to be out there,” Jackson said. “But I love the way it looks. It is a very different view from the one I had in the ’60s and ’70s. The faces are all ethnicity and the youth and energy feels the same. And in my mind it feels like change is about to happen. It is one of those kind of things where the birth of change or birth has labor, now we’re starting the labor pains of this change that’s about to happen. It is almost like the murders that took place that got all of these young people in the streets was the water breaking on ‘Ok, that’s enough’, the water broke and now we’re in labor and let’s see what the result of this labor will be.”


more at link

SLJ is correct

1 replies, 720 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 1 replies Author Time Post
Reply Samuel L. Jackson Commends Massive Protests on CNN: 'Starting the Labor Pains of This Change That Is (Original post)
JoeOtterbein Jun 2020 OP
kysrsoze Jun 2020 #1

Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Mon Jun 8, 2020, 09:42 PM

1. Fight the power!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread