Author: Ashley E
Actor Nate Parker recently released a short film titled AmeriCAN in light of the domino effect of young black men being killed at the hands of law enforcement officers. Let me just add how much I love Nate Parker; not just as an actor, but also as a person and the role he chose to take on as an activist fighting for justice. I watched the 14 minute film yesterday and it packed a powerful message in such a short time span. Any person regardless of their race can learn something from this film. It shines light on the subconscious perceptions we have of one another. It also addresses the lack of empathy people tend to have for someone that is not similar to them. We have to learn to change the way we view each other and it starts with how we view ourselves. Check out the film here.