Actor Isaiah Washington has presented the notion of a massive boycott which could possible effect the nation’s economy and beyond.
Shortly after the police shootings of Keith L. Scott and Terrence Crutcher spread across social media and newswires Tuesday (Sept. 20), Washington posted to Facebook a proposal for African-Americans to keep their money in their wallets and not take part in sports events, government and non-government jobs. “I’m very sure that within 72 hours from Wall Street to the NFL…Black Lives Would Matter. September 26, 2016 is THE DAY,” Washington wrote.
In an interview with The Karen Hunter show, Washington and activist Madelon Blue McCullough explained they were hurt by regulations that support the deadly practices used by police all over the country. The reason behind the Sept. 26 date is a political one–the first presidential debate takes place Monday evening. “My rage turned to policy,” Washington said. “My goal is for everyone to sit at the table and have the demand of deadly force to be addressed immediately. I’m not interested in any more excuses. I want to have this truth and reconciliation conversation now.”
Check out a portion of Washington’s interview with Hunter below.