Malcolm Jenkins Conducts Silent Interview To Get Message Of Social Justice Heard

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Malcolm Jenkins has used his platform as a steady compass in efforts to guide America in the right direction when it comes to social justice. The Philadelphia Eagles safeguard has made it part of his mission to stand up against the injustices that occur to minorities at the hands of the police and the corrupt criminal justice system.

But recently, instead of literally talking about the issue, Jenkins took another—more silent—approach to get his message across. During a press conference, instead of directly answering questions from reporters, he held up various signs that displayed facts about how the law negatively impacts minorities.

“More than 60 percent of people in prison are people of color. “

“Nearly 200,000 juveniles enter the adult criminal system each year, most for non-violent crimes #StopSchoolPipeLine.”

“You Aren’t Listening.”

In an interview with The Atlantic, Jenkins previously expressed what his movement is trying to accomplish in the face of police brutality. He hopes to hold everyone accountable, but make an environment that both the police and communities of color can peacefully co-exist.

“It’s pretty simple. If there’s a shooting or something that didn’t need to happen, we want law-enforcement officers to be held accountable, just like any other citizen would be,” he said.  “When there is corruption in a police department, we want [the department] to be held accountable. But at the same time, we don’t want to isolate the police. It’s not an attack on the police; we need to rebuild the relationship between our communities and law enforcement, rebuild that trust.”