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Samuel L. Jackson Just Challenged Celebrities to Call Out the “Violence of the Racist Police”

In a bold move, heavyweight actor Samuel L. Jackson has issued a call to action, similar to that of the ice bucket challenge, but for police.

Saturday, on his facebook page, Jackson offers to “all [the] celebrities that poured ice water on [their] head, a chance to do something else.”

Jackson challenges celebrities to sing the “We ain’t gonna stop, till people are free” song.

The song starts off with a reference to Eric Garner’s last words.

I can hear my neighbor cryin’ ‘I can’t breathe’

Now I’m in the struggle and I can’t leave.

Callin’ out the violence of the racist police.

We ain’t gonna stop, till people are free.

We ain’t gonna stop, till people are free.

Jackson then ends the 47 second challenge asking celebrities to “come on, sing it out.”

This is a bold move by Jackson, as sometimes those who call out the establishment using their celebrity statuses are quickly blacklisted or ridiculed.

Hopefully this call to action by Jackson can help to garner support for police accountability in the US.

This is not the first time in recent months that a celebrity has called out the problem of police brutality either. Immediately following the killing of Michael Brown in August, actor Orlando Jones issued a similar call to action.

Jones’ call to action also included a reference to the ice bucket challenge, only Jones used a bucket of bullets.

“It’s not about black or white,” said Jones, in his video. “It’s not about rich or poor. It’s about us vs. them. There are more of us — from all races, genders and identities — then there will ever be of them. And we will be victorious.”

Samuel Jackson is not race baiting here, he’s simply calling out the “racist” police. To deny that the system is racist is to deny that police brutality exists.

However, racism is only part of the problem. The other part of this problem is the color blue, and the violent unaccountable leviathan that it represents in police state America.

A racist idiot without a badge and uniform is simply a racist idiot, add the power of the state and that racist idiot lays waste to civil rights, initiates violence, and extorts the populace; all of this, with impunity.