*Dispensing proper reasoning, “Grey’s Anatomy” star Jesse Williams shot down the stereotype of the angry black man/woman in today’s society.
The actor made his views known about the stereotype during a recent interview with The Guardian, according to The Huffington Post, which noted that Williams also touched on the misguided assumption that a black person’s anger is a product of being black.
“There is zero evidence, zero evidence that black people are more inclined to be angry in vacuum than anybody else,” Williams said.
“They are upset. Is being upset bad? Is anger just a negative quality? It doesn’t begin with rage, right. It’s a community that’s f*cking hurting and is really disappointed in itself, in the people that it trusted, in the government it paid taxes to… That is where the frustration comes from.”
Williams’ remarks about the “angry black man/woman” stereotype aren’t the first time he has spoken out on racial issues.
In an August 2014 interview with CNN, the 34-year-old entertainer questioned the media’s coverage of the Michael Brown case as he pointed out its focus on video footage showing Brown involved in strong-arm robbery at a convenience store.
“You’ll find that the people doing the oppressing always want to start the narrative at a convenient part, or always want to start the story in the middle,” Williams stated. “This started with a kid getting shot and killed and left in the street for four hours.”
For more of Williams’ interview with The Guardian, click here.