Tony and Emmy winner Billy Porter has a message for America: It is time for permanent change. In a nearly 17-minute long video posted to Instagram June 4, the star called out various communities for their past transgressions and listed the actions needed to fix America’s ills, including listening to Black voices and voting in November.
“We as a nation are at a tipping point,” Porter says. “The tipping point, one that has been heating towards boiling over for hundreds of years.”
“The American Democratic experiment is failing. We are not, nor have we ever been, better than this. We have tried. Progress has been made. But as we can see, centuries of progress can be rolled back and snuffed out by white men who fear they are losing their power. And when white men get scared, wars happen.”
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