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Jesse Williams moves BET Awards crowd with passionate speech

Jesse Williams moves BET Awards crowd with passionate speech

Actor Jesse Williams brought the energy of a civil rights rally to the BET Awards Sunday night as he accepted the humanitarian award, demanding equal rights and calling for an end to police brutality against black people and white appropriation of black culture.

The "Grey's Anatomy" star, who grew spent part of his childhood in Humboldt Park, brought the Microsoft Theater audience to its feet with his passionate speech.

"A system built to impoverish, divide and destroy us cannot stand if we do," he said, adding, "We know that police somehow manage to deescalate, disarm and not kill white people every day."

Williams compared spending...

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