The Jesse Williams backlash continues over his powerful speech that he delivered at the 2016 BET Awards last week. Some white people and white Greys Anatomy fans are not feeling what Jesse had to say about oppression towards the black community.

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Critics have gone to Twitter and Facebook to express their thoughts. Grey’s Anatomy’s Facebook page has been flooded with people who are happy about what he said and then there are those who are not so happy with what Jesse had to say. Some people are threatening to boycott the long-time running show if Williams isn’t fired.

A person by the name of Erin Smith has started a petition to get the Gery’s Anatomy star fired. Smith said that Williams is a “racist” and went on to say that

“If this was a white person making the same speech about an African American, they would have been fired and globally chastised.”

Clearly people are taking the speech the wrong way and just picking and choosing what they want to hear. The reason why Williams made that speech is because it was in fact necessary for America to hear. Injustice in America has gone to far and Williams used his platform and expressed what he and the rest of black America is thinking. Unfortunately some people are blind to what is really happening in America.

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