Tyler Perry Pens Essay On Racism, Police Brutality In People
Tyler Perry says “we must never give up” in a heartfelt first-person essay in People Magazine detailing his thoughts on racial injustice and police brutality against unarmed black people in America.
The writer-director says he almost passed on publishing his essay in the upcoming issue, which will be released Friday.
But the filmmaker felt compelled to follow through because he’s “exhausted” from what he’s recently seen across the country.
This story made me just as outraged as the George Floyd video and yet, nothing’s ever been done about it.
I’ve been fighting and standing with Marcia to get justice for Terrance for 7 years now.
Perry wrote about various topics including how he felt after watching the death of George Floyd and his approach to explaining racism to his 5-year-old son.
Perry has offered to pay for the funeral of Rayshard Brooks, according to family attorney Chris Stewart. Brooks, a 27-year-old black man, was gunned down in a Wendy's parking lot after a scuffle with police Friday night.