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Here Are 34 Of Jesse Williams' Most Powerful Quotes

Stay woke Jesse!

Jesse Williams is a talented actor and outspoken activist. 

On Sunday, the "Grey's Anatomy" star received the Humanitarian Award at the 16th Annual BET Awards and delivered a riveting acceptance speech that highlighted racial inequalities in America.

Williams, who also helped to produce a documentary on Black Lives Matter, frequently uses his celebrity status as a platform to spread awareness about racial issues and to critique the portrayal of black lives by the media.

Here are 34 powerful quotes that show the wisdom Williams has amassed over the years: 

  • 1 Jesse Williams On Racism
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  • 2 Jesse Williams On Ebola And Anti-Blackness
  • 3 Jesse Williams On Racist Halloween Constumes
  • 4 Jesse Williams On Cultural Appropriation
  • 5 Jesse Williams On Mike Brown
  • 6 Jesse Williams On The Death Of John Crawford
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  • 7 Jesse Williams On Racism
  • 8 Jesse Williams On Racism
  • 9 Jesse Williams On Racism
  • 10 Jesse Williams On The Baltimore Riots
  • 11 Jesse Willimams on Experiencing Racism
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  • 12 Jesse Williams On The Baltimore Riots
  • 13 Jesse Williams On The Baltimore Riots
  • 14 Jesse Williams On The Baltimore Riots
  • 15 Jesse Williams On The Baltimore Riots
  • 16 Jesse Williams On The Baltimore Riots
  • 17 Jesse Williams On Racism
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  • 18 Jesse Williams On The Death Of Samuel Dubose
  • 19 Jesse Williams On Baltimore Riots
  • 20 Jesse Williams On The Death Of Sandra Bland
  • 21 Jesse Williams On The Death of Sandra Bland
  • 22 Jesse Williams On The Death of Sandra Bland
  • 23 Jesse Williams On The Death of Sandra Bland
  • 24 Jesse Williams On The Death of Sandra Bland
  • 25 Jesse Williams On The Death of Sandra Bland
  • 26 Jesse Williams On The Death of Sandra Bland
  • 27 Jesse Williams On Cultural Misrepresentation
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  • 28 Jesse Williams On Systemic Racism
  • 29 Jesse Williams On The Judicial System
  • 30 Jesse Williams On The Death Of Samuel Dubose

 

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story stated incorrectly that Jesse Williams turned 33. He is 34. 

 

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