Tracee Ellis Ross gave a powerful speech on The Late Late Show with James Corden about the shooting of Jacob Blake. Blake, a Black 29-year-old man, was shot at least seven times in the back by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Sunday evening.
Not long after NBA players walked off the court to protest systemic racism and police violence, Ross commended their activism. “This is a moment for the collective voice of all of us saying it’s enough,” said Ross.
“That change requires all of us collectively to use our voices, our hands. Voting is a part of it, protesting is a part of it, being clear about the systemic change that we want to occur is part of it, we all have a part in this and it can’t just be one person or the other,” she continued.
“Jacob is your brother as he is my brother, we cannot keep the disregard for human life, or Black humanity, Black bodies, Black life to be brutalised and violently disregarded in that way and if we all don’t stand up, it won’t change,” she added.