Terry Crews is sticking to his message of racial togetherness.
For my money, there are few more entertaining onscreen personalities than the 51-year-old Michigan native. The actor’s proven himself as both an action man and a comedian — a very hard-to-pull-off combo.
He’s a guy who likes to mix it up — the same applies, apparently, where race is concerned.
Last week, I covered Terry’s June 30th tweet:
“If you are a child of God, you are my brother and sister. I have family of every race, creed and ideology. We must ensure #blacklivesmatter doesn’t morph into #blacklivesbetter.”
If you are a child of God, you are my brother and sister. I have family of every race, creed and ideology.
— terry crews (@terrycrews) June 30, 2020
Some tweeters were less than impressed:
You truly are worthless to us. White people can have you, especially since you love doing their work for them
— Kellee Nicole Terrell (@kelleent) June 30, 2020
This is unintellectual and irresponsible. You are developing into an enemy of the people. Ignorance will be your downfall.
— Amanda Seales 🇬🇩✊🏾 (@amandaseales) June 30, 2020
This is the same sort of logic people probably used to argue against the civil rights movement in the first place, the same logic they have been using to argue against feminism for years, the same logic used to argue against lgbtqia+ rights for years……
— Louise Venning (@twit_tlou) July 2, 2020
Terry. what in the actual hell? this is the very definition of a strawman argument. why would you suggest a movement created to advocate for the prosecution of cops/citizens responsible for racially motivated killings could some how morph into “we’re better” pic.twitter.com/VmPbHiryAe
— Franchesca Ramsey (@chescaleigh) June 30, 2020
One guy took a “stump the opposition” approach:
If it’s not racist then please show me a white officer giving this same treatment to a white civilian? I’ll wait.
— mike littoris (@Elliottjamesd_) July 1, 2020
The Daily Beast even ran the article “Terry Crews and the Toxic ‘Black Supremacy’ Myth.”
In the aftermath, Terry laid this on us Friday:
I’m a human rights activist- not a human wrongs activist
— terry crews (@terrycrews) July 3, 2020
History, repeateth thyself:
at this point i have to believe wh*te people are paying you to be this stupid.
— king crissle (@crissles) July 4, 2020
As a white person, if both of us got pulled over in separate vehicles, who would get to go home? You are letting your celebrity and money go to your head. I will fight for black lives that don’t get that privilege of saying, “I’m Terry Crews.”
— Antifa Tech Support (@mialynneb) July 4, 2020
If all lives matter, how come black lives are not respected as such?
— ali (@ali_caffeinated) July 4, 2020
What you are is a waste of our time.
— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) July 4, 2020
And yet you give voice to White supremacist talking points about the threat of “Black supremacy” & “Black Lives Better”.
The Devil needs no advocates, please & thank you.
— The Wakandan Wavelength™ (@RandyS0725) July 4, 2020
So what’s he gonna do? Apologize? Commit to listening rather than talking? Ask to be educated?
As it turns out, he’s doubling down.
Here’s Crews on Independence Day:
“Are all white people bad? No. Are all black people good? No. Knowing this reality — I stand on my decision to unite with good people, no matter the race, creed or ideology.”
And that wasn’t all:
“Given the number of threats against this decision — I also decide to die on this hill.”
Are all white people bad?
Are all black people good?
Knowing this reality- I stand on my decision to unite with good people, no matter the race, creed or ideology.
Given the number of threats against this decision-
I also decide to die on this hill.
— terry crews (@terrycrews) July 4, 2020
Sounds like a man who’s made up his mind.
A backlash against the notion of racial equality seems a surprising turn we’ve taken.
Not long ago, Equality and Unity were things championed by all — on both sides of the political aisle. In fact, some on the Left seemed to, at times, attempt to claim such an idea as theirs alone.
But now, it appears, unity is the enemy.
If that’s the adversary, who — or what — is the protagonist in our hero’s journey to utopia? Is it segregation, and we’re back at the same place as 70 years ago?
We’re already dividing the races similarly once more — according to the latest terminology, there are “people of color” and there are white people. So whites, and non-whites. To where are we on our way? And what does it tell us about the future, if we won’t be arriving there together?
Regardless, Terry Crews wants to get to the other side of today with good people.
I hope we can all choose the same. And that we can be those good people for one other.
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