January 23, 2018
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After the SAG Awards Jaleesa Lashay, a reporter from Blacktree TV, asked Sterling K. Brown one of the most difficult questions he probably had all night.
She said, “Are you aware of the disparities between the opportunities given to black journalists in comparison to our white counterparts? And do you think there’s any plan in Hollywood to make sure that the media room starts to reflect the diversity that we’re beginning to see in the industry?”
How did Sterling respond?
Amazingly well! Jaleesa shared the video on Twitter where she also reaffirmed her stance on the issue. Check out Sterling’s response in the video below.
I will no longer be silent about the lack of opportunities given to black journalists, in comparison to our white counterparts. Thank you @SterlingKBrown for your transparency. I am proud that I could bring this issue to your attention. #SAGAwardshttps://t.co/F0krErhYCy
— Jaleesa Lashay (JA) (@JaleesaLashay) January 22, 2018
Way to speak up Jaleesa!
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