Regina King talks about protesting and ways to make systemic change happen


“I finally got to a place where I know what it is, I need to do to change.”

These words in the Academy Award winning actress Regina King, in answer to a question from Jimmy Kimmel about her reaction to the police violence protests currently sweeping the US and the wider world. The protests sparked following the goddamn George Freud, he died in police custody after a former officer kneeling on his neck almost nine minutes on 25.

“I feel like the protests, the occurrence of things is necessary,”said the King. “These recent charges, just came up with the other three officers would not have happened without the protests. But we still have staff in Louisville who have not been charged Breonna Taylor of the homicide and there are many other cases like this, I just believe that the only way we have to change is to get a vote, not just in presidential elections, but at the local level, this means voting every year.”

Like Keegan-Michael Key, The King believes that the grassroots of the political is probably the best way to affect change.

“I’m just a direct sense to start educating myself,talking to my friends like Stephen James in the collective, Melina Abdullah in black life issues, but only to their own citizens education, to find a candidate who is, who can really change the policy, because at the end of the day, I think the only way we can change these systemic problems and make systemic change,”says King. “This is to change the law. And change the laws, we must change the law makers.”

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