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Over 300 Black actors, actresses and artists have signed a letter that is demanding that Hollywood stop supporting pull back on some of the resources they devout to police and anti-Black content.
Kendrick Sampson, who stars in Insecure, teamed up with Tessa Thompson and the co-founder of Black Lives Matter, Patrisse Cullors, and Melina Abdullah to pen the letter.
There’s no doubt that Hollywood and media contribute significantly to the criminalization of black people, along with the systemic oppression of black people, which according to the letter, “resulted in dire consequences on Black lives.”
The letter continues to highlight some of the Black lives lost at the hands of police.
“These stories contribute to the killings of Black people like Deborah Danner, who was murdered by NYPD Sgt. Hugh Barry.