6 quotes from Jesse Williams' BET Awards speech you have to share

by Kristine Cannon
Jun 27, 2016 at 1:55 a.m. ET
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Samuel L. Jackson was right during his own BET Awards acceptance speech: "Jesse is the closest thing I've heard to a 1960s activist. That brother is right, he's true." We haven't seen anyone quite like Jesse Williams in some time– all the more reason his Humanitarian Award speech was so moving. While the entire thing is a must-read, here are a few snippets that really stood out.

1 /7: "This award is not for me..."

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1/7 :"This award is not for me..."

2 /7: "Gentrifying our genius..."

Jesse Williams BET Awards quote
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2/7 :"Gentrifying our genius..."

3 /7: "We're going to have equal rights..."

Jesse Williams BET Awards quote
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3/7 :"We're going to have equal rights..."

4 /7: "Just because we're magic..."

Jesse Williams BET Awards quote
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4/7 :"Just because we're magic..."

5 /7: "... going home to make a sandwich."

Jesse Williams BET Awards quote
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5/7 :"... going home to make a sandwich."

6 /7: "Sit down."

Jesse Williams BET Awards quote
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6/7 :"Sit down."

7 /7: But wait, there's more

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7/7 :But wait, there's more

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