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Actor Terry Crews poses for photos with the closing bell gavel as he visits the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, April 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

 

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.”

Some tweeters were less than impressed:

One guy took a “stump the opposition” approach:

The Daily Beast even ran the article “Terry Crews and the Toxic ‘Black Supremacy’ Myth.”

In the aftermath, Terry laid this on us Friday:

History, repeateth thyself:

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.”

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.

-ALEX

 

See 3 more pieces from me:

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