Jesse Williams says fellow celebrities aren't 'doing enough' for social justice
Jesse Williams, who has been called the Harry Belafonte of his generation, is calling out celebrities for not using their status to raise awareness to social injustices.
The Grey’s Anatomy star talked to theGrio.com on the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game red carpet, saying he feels fellow A-listers could be doing more when it comes to social activism.
When asked if stars were doing enough, Williams responded, “My measure of enough? No, obviously not. There’s very little being done.”
The actor added that he doesn’t want to force his “level of personal responsibility onto others.”
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Williams has been a leading voice over the last year, expressing his disappointment in the justice system following the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, as well as other victims of police brutality.
Williams played in All-Star Celebrity Game Friday, but left the game early after injuring his knee.