Monday on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” actor and civil rights activist Samuel Jackson called the nationwide Black Lives Matter protests the “labor pains” of systemic change.
Jackson said, “I’m energized watching them do it. I wish I wasn’t in this high-risk area of COVID, or I would be out there with them joining in if I had the energy to be out there. But I love the way it looks. It is a very different view from the one I had in the ’60s and ’70s. The faces are all ethnicities. The youth and energy feels the same. And in my mind, it feels like change is about to happen. It is one of those kinds of things where the birth of change or birth has labor. Now we’re starting the labor pains of this change that’s about to happen. It is almost like the murders that took place, that got all of these young people in the streets, was the water breaking on ‘OK, that’s enough.’ The pressure, the water broke, and now we’re in labor, and let’s see what the result of this labor will be.”