As a racial justice activist, Sampson uses his platform to speak truth to power and that fact that he’s easy on the eyes is a cherry on top. (For us, at least.)
ESSENCE caught up with the actor at the NAACP Image Awards last weekend, and we asked him to share his thoughts on America potentially getting our first Black woman president.
Sampson thinks we’re 100% ready, but wonders if all of America is here for it.
“In order to liberate all of us, we have to aim at liberating the most intersectionally oppressed,” he eloquently explained. “Inevitably, you have to deconstruct all the other levels of oppression in order to free that person who is most intersectionally oppressed. Someone of privilege, like a White, straight man, does not have to think about that 24/7. They have the privilege of saying that it could wait a little bit longer.”
See what else Woke Bae had to say in the video above.