From Yara Shahidi To Spike Lee, Activism Has No Age Limit

"You never want to be on the wrong side of history. I don't care how much money you got."

SHOW TRANSCRIPT

The first thing you have to understand your history. Know where you came from. We came from queens, kings. They still haven't, white folks don't know how we built the pyramid or the sphinx. Still haven't figured it out. And that's greater than building a nuclear bomb. A nuclear bomb kills people. Weapons. We're about peace and we're the most creative people on this Earth. So that's about it. The key thing is you never want to be on the wrong side of history. That's true. You never wanna, I don't what it was. How much money you got whatever. When this thing is written, you wanna be on the right side of history. And for so long. Art, especially art that has been made for mass audiences has been a matter of distraction rather than living in your truth, and I think that to tell the truth is to be a revolution and to live in your truth is to be a revolutionary. And so to be able to move on to this next show in. Which we are so willing to tell the truth as it is and as ugly as it can be and as pretty as it can be, I feel it will allow for a space that allows people to understand that our experience isn't monolithic nor should it be, and there is room for all of us to exist and thrive rather than survive. Because for so long we have been put on this earth and just focused on survival because of our circumstances, and we deserve this space as the black community as a community of people with colour to be able to thrive within this world. [APPLAUSE] Okay.
Read More