Legendary Black Actor OBLITERATES Race Hustlers

  • 2017-11-28
  • Source: AAN
  • by: Remington Strelivo
Legendary Black Actor OBLITERATES Race Hustlers
Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington is flipping the script on the far left's race narrative – asserting that the black community, like everyone else, needs to look inward to solve their problems, rather than cast blame.

During an interview promoting his new movie, "Roman J. Israel, Esq.," where he plays a crusading defense attorney, an entertainment reporter asked Washington about criminal justice in the real world and what his thoughts were about African American incarceration rates.

But rather than parrot orthodox views about racial injustice, Washington said, candidly, "It starts at home."

When asked to clarify, Washington added, "It starts with how you raise your children. If a young man doesn't have a father figure, he'll go find a father figure," seemingly referring to gang recruitment that all too often fills a familial void in many inner-city neighborhoods.

"So you know I can't blame the system," Washington continued. "It's unfortunate that we make such easy work for them."

Washington went on to speak about personal experience, explaining, "I grew up with guys who did decades [in jail], and it had as much to do with their fathers not being in their lives as it did to do with any system. Now I was doing just as much as they were, but they went further."

"I just didn't get caught, but they kept going down that road and then they were in the hands of the system," he added. "But it's about the formative years. You're not born a criminal."

Washington, who considers himself a political independent, is an anomaly in liberal Hollywood. He's a devout Christian, who once contemplated becoming a preacher, and has stated that he reads the Bible daily. He and his wife have four children together.
 Source: AAN
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