Sunday, January 21, 2018

Viola Davis delivers inspiring speech at the Women's March (video)


Actress Viola Davis gave a passionate speech at the 2018 Women's March in Los Angeles.

She started off her speech by saying, "In the words of my fellow American Malcolm X, I’m gonna make it plain."

Alright now!

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Viola then called the United States the greatest nation on earth, but reminding us:

“In 1877, America put laws in place called the Jim Crow laws,” and those laws “restricted the rights of quadroons, octoroons, blacks, Hispanics, Malays ... they restricted medical, relationships, education, in all, “they restricted life.”

She also spoke about the #MeToo movement:

"I am speaking today, not just for the #metoos, because I was a #metoo, but when I raise my hand, I am aware of all the women who are still in silence. The women who are faceless. The women who don't have the money, and who don't have the constitution, and who don't have the confidence, and who don't have the images in our media that gives them a sense of self-worth enough to break their silence that's rooted in the shame of assault. That's rooted in the stigma of assault."

Watch Viola's full speech below!

 
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