Highlights of Jesse Williams' BET Humanitarian Award Speech

  1. "The more we learn about who we are and how we got here, the more we will mobilize"
  2. "If you have no interest in equal rights for black people, then do not make suggestions to those that do, sit down"
  3. "Yesterday would have been young Tamir Rice's 14th birthday. So, I don't want to hear about how far we've come"
  4. "We're done watching and waiting while this thing called whiteness uses and abuses us..."
  5. "...burying black people out of sight out of mind, while extracting our culture, our dollars, entertainment, oil, black gold"
  6. "The burden of the brutalized is not to comfort the bystander. That is not our job"
  7. "Gentrifying our genius then trying us on like costumes"
  8. "Freedom is somehow always conditional here"
  9. "Just because we are magic doesn't mean we're not real"