Actor Keegan-Michael Key, who appeared on The Late Show on Tuesday, spoke to Stephen Colbert about the various causes and organisations he’s supporting.
“The frustration that people are feeling, the anger that people are feeling, is a manifestation of a systemic problem,” Key says in the clip above. “So I’m trying to figure out how we cut into the system. And the way I think that we do that is by supporting organisations that do things like criminal justice reform, and voter rights reform, and voting reform — things where you can replace somebody with a person who wants to abide by the law, or wants to use the law to help all of the citizens of the nation. So that that dream — that American dream — is applying to everybody.”
Key specifically mentions organisations like RFK Human Rights (which works with activists to “ensure lasting positive change in governments and corporations”), whenweallvote.org (a non-profit “on a mission to increase participation in every election”), and Run For Something, which supports young people running for local office.
“I’ve been trying to put my energy towards those things, and then also, the other thing I’ve been trying to put my energy towards, Stephen, is: Are there organisations that can help us on what I would call the seed level or the source level?” Key continues. “Like teaching children how to have self-worth and self-esteem, so that they get to a place where they know that they have a choice, and they have a choice other than, ‘I’m going to push somebody else down, or oppress somebody else, to make myself feel better.'”