Here’s a challenge for all you celebs who took part in the ice bucket challenge for ALS when it was all the rage last Summer.
Yep, actor Samuel L. Jackson is inviting stars, celebs and just plain regular folks to participate in new viral wave, only this time to raise awareness about racism through song.
Jackson’s purpose is to call out the “violence of the racist police” in the wake of the Michael Brown and Eric Garner deaths, two unarmed black men killed by white officers.
Following a busy day of protests across the nation, punctuated bny large rallies/marches in NYC and Washington, Jackson took to his Facebook page Saturday night and posted his challenge via a video message:
“All you celebrities out there who poured ice water on your head, here’s a chance to do something else,” Jackson said. “I challenge all of you to sing the “We ain’t gonna stop, till people are free” song.” He then begins to sing:
I can hear my neighbor cryin’ ‘I can’t breathe’ / Now I’m in the struggle and I can’t leave. / Callin’ out the violence of the racist police. / We ain’t gonna stop, till people are free. / We ain’t gonna stop, till people are free.
The post had been shared over 22,000 times by Sunday morning.
“Come on,” Jackson urges at the end of the video. “Sing it out.”