On Sunday, rapper and actor Ice-T took to social media to share his stance on the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement and recent nationwide protests. The star shared a poster held by a protester that summed up his outlook on racism.
Over the weekend, Ice-T made his voice heard about the current protests in the US by sharing a photo of a protester’s poster. The poster read: “Racism is so American that when you protest it, people think you are protesting America.”
The poster was held by what appeared to be a white woman. The actor captioned the Twitter post concurring with it by writing: “Great Sign!”
ICE-T SUPPORTS VANCOUVER PROTEST
The “Law & Order” Special Victims Unit” actor has been making his thoughts about the protests heard by sharing various images. Friday, an anti-racism protest was held in Vancouver.
The photo showed thousands of people gathered together in the streets in solidarity. An aerial view showed how packed the protest was.
WHY THE PROTESTS ARE HAPPENING
Protestors gathered together at the Jack Poole Plaza which is situated on Vancouver's Waterfront. Ice-T retweeted the post and captioned it: "Vancouver! Powerful."
The anti-racism, anti-systemic racism, anti-police brutality protests have raged on since the killing of George Floyd. The Black Minnesota victim was murdered by a White police officer on May 25, 2020, over an alleged counterfeit $20 bill.
HOW FLOYD DIED
Floyd was killed when former officer Derek Chauvin leaned on his neck using his knee for more than 8 minutes. Chauvin refused to remove his knee despite Floyd’s pleas.
ICE-T’S REAL NAME
Ice-T’s real name is Tracy Marrow and he was born on February 16, 1958, in Newark, New Jersey. He grew up in Summit, New Jersey, and besides rapping and acting, he’s also an author.
BEING AN AUTHOR
His book is called: “Ice: A Memoir of Gangster Life and Redemption—From South Central to Hollywood.” A recent Monmouth University poll revealed that 76% of Americans called racism and discrimination “a big problem” in the US.
AMERICAN POLLS ON PROTESTS
The numbers have gone up by 26% since 2015. Fifty-seven percent of Americans believed that the protestors’ anger was fully justified, while 21% felt it was somewhat justified.