5 days later, the following footage was posted on Twitter of a white man failing to comply with police commands. The location is unknown although it is clear it is in the USA.
“I’m the only cast member who had their own unique experience of that franchise based on their race,” he says, holding my gaze. “Let’s just leave it like that. It makes you angry with a process like that. It makes you much more militant; it changes you. Because you realise, ‘I got given this opportunity but I’m in an industry that wasn’t even ready for me.’ Nobody else in the cast had people saying they were going to boycott the movie because [they were in it].
It’s no surprise that racist narratives quickly surfaced in response to Rashford’s project of poverty alleviation.
On Thursday 10 June, 2020, the NFL decided to hold a “moment of silence dedicated to the ongoing fight for equality in our country”.
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