David Oyelowo & More Talk to Oprah Winfrey About the Future of America

Penyur Oyelowo, Caleb Oyelowo, Asher Oyelowo, Zoe Oyelowo, David Olewo

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Oprah WinfreyAfter several weeks of civil unrest, stars, activists and other public figures are being brought together to discuss America’s future.

Part of a two-night special Spotlight Yourself: Where Do We Go From HereWas included by former talk show host Selma Star David Oyelowo, Who opened up about the “mistake”, admits that he had spoken to his son about the racism and vandalism of the police, which he had previously touched on in a video shared on Instagram.

In the aforementioned Instagram video, he shared that he considered the incidents of racism “things of the past”, but as he grew older he realized that the world was “the same” when his parents moved from Nigeria to Britain Had gone.

Now, in his conversation with Oprah, David stated that he regrets not having “confronted” his son with police officers, as he did: George floyd “Was not resisting arrest” when killed by Minneapolis police officer while in custody Derek Chauvin. “I wrote [the video] Because I made the mistake of thinking that things would be different for my son. I say mistake because I saw things in some ways. And then the knee on the neck signifies so much. This is something I did not feel that I had prepared internally in a way that makes it difficult for me to act. I didn’t realize how deep the wounds were, “he explained. I’ve spent so much time in the last two weeks.”

David, who is an American citizen and has lived in the states for the past 13 years, said, “Those conversations are already exemplary to say basically, forget about justice in conversations with the police.”

Oprah, however, reiterated that David is not alone in making this mistake. She clarified, “Yes. And for everyone who is not black, for their conversation, that conversation is what every black parent has to do with their children, especially their sons.”

Additionally, Winfrey spoke with fellow leaders in the black community, including Stacey Abrams, Rashad Robinson And Nicole Hannah-Jones.

Abrams, a former Georgia state congressman, told Winfrey that the current events are the result of a slowdown in the economy brought on by the coronovirus epidemic, which has a “disinformation” effect on the black community.

“When we talk of 40 million people losing their jobs, a disproportionate number is Black. And when we talk about access to healthcare, the disproportionate number of people who are from COVID-19 There are victims, or worse, people who are going to their homes. People who don’t care about their lives are black people, “he explained. “And so I think we also have to understand that while the gruesome assassination of George Floyd was a catalyst, we are dealing with a confluence of events that all demand action.”

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