Jesse Williams has become one of our favorite voices when it comes to race relations. During tense times like these when celebrities are mostly quiet, the Grey’s Anatomy star is never too shy to speak out, especially on Twitter.

Here are nine Jesse Williams quotes that prove he can speak up and out for us… at any time.

9 Times Jesse Williams Said Everything You Wanted To About Race  was originally published on


“There’s no question that race is an issue when you look at the amount of boys that are being shot because you feel scared. The idea of feeling threatened is not the same thing as being threatened. It’s not the same thing, but we pretend it is. But it’s not.” Source:


“You can’t corral an entire city or population into ghettos and away from the American Dream and then wonder why it doesn’t look like a Norman Rockwell painting.” Source:


“You got to decide whether to wear a du-rag and rob some White person on a TV show. Five of my closest friends have to decide every three days whether they want to chip away at their own soul and chip away a piece of themselves to dance and shuck and jive for White America.” […]

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