I love black people.
I love their culture.
I grew up in a black community.
I’ve seen it all, including a few days ago when the actor who played Dr. Henry Bowers on the hit ABC show Grey’s Anatomy was killed in a car crash.
But I also saw the tragic death of a black man at the hands of a white police officer.
I also remember the death of the African American actor who was killed by police in the late 1990s after a dispute with the police in Atlanta.
The Black Lives Matter movement has taken on an increasing intensity in recent months, and I’ve come to understand that many black Americans are angry, even furious, that white people have so little empathy for black lives.
The black actors I’ve spoken to don’t seem to be bothered by this.
Their response to the violence is often a refusal to speak out, or even to acknowledge that their work has been portrayed in a way that makes them look like criminals or a danger to society.
“I think people get angry and frustrated,” said Ira Washington, a black actor and producer.
“But I don’t see it as a problem that’s on them.
The real problem is on us, and that’s the police, the politicians and the law enforcement.”
The actor who starred in the 1997 film The Man from Nowhere, Eddie Murphy, was killed at the age of 32 by a white officer who was responding to a domestic dispute.
He was one of two black men killed by white police officers in the past decade.
(The other was Walter Scott, who was shot in the back and died at the police station in North Charleston, South Carolina, in 2016.)
“It is not a problem,” Washington said.
“I have to be honest.
I don, I know I don.
But the reality is we’ve all been hurt.”
“You don’t really see it that way, because when it’s the white police, and you see them kill somebody like this, they get off on it,” Washington added.
It was a white man. “
But when you actually see what’s going on, it’s not like, ‘That guy was doing this to his family.
It was a white man.
He’s not going to go to jail.'”
“We don’t have any control over the things that we’re seeing on the news,” he continued.
“We’ve got no control over what’s happening.
We can’t change what’s coming down the pipeline, and we can’t take it out on a black person.
It’s just a situation that we’ve got to deal with.”
After hearing Washington’s explanation, I asked him what he thought about the death and the protests that have occurred since the deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice and Freddie Gray.
“They’ve had enough,” he replied.
“That’s the reality of the situation.
And the people who are angry are angry because of that.
But that’s just anger, and they’re not going anywhere.”