Jesse Williams Catches Flack For Seemingly Promoting “The Birth Of A Nation”

September 23, 2016  |  

Image Source: WENN

Image Source: WENN

Jesse Williams has been one of our Woke Baes for a while now. He speaks the truth when it comes to the oppression of Black folks. And during his acceptance speech at the BET Awards he made sure to speak to the issues of women as well.

So, people found a couple of his tweets from yesterday very interesting.


One woman had a couple of questions.


Williams issued this response.


After all of Williams’ contributions, we won’t be too quick to give him a full side eye. But we are watchful. After all, this is a story we’ve heard too many times before. Love, support and uplift the Black man even when the Black man degrades, disrespects and ignores you.

And based on Williams’ BET speech, where he told Black women that Black men can and would be better for us, this is not exactly looking like it.

Veronica Wells is the culture editor at She is also the author of “Bettah Days.”

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