John Boyega is demanding better respect for black people | 5 Things that Should Matter Today

John Boyega

John Boyega has reacted to the racist lynching of an African African man George Floyd by white policemen in a viral clip that recently hit social media. From the clip, Floyd can be heard saying he can’t breathe as he was pinned to the ground, the knee of the policeman constricting his airflow. John Boyega paid his tribute to the Floyd’s death with the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter, which has suddenly gotten rejuvenated in the last 48 hours on Twitter, then he tweeted again that he hates racists which sparked a blizzard of comments.

Soon after that, he went on Instagram and called out America’s racism, including the white fans of the huge, enduring sci-fi franchise Star Wars. John Boyega isn’t just solely reacting to the death of Floyd – his pain is also from coming from working in Hollywood as a black actor. In 2015, John Boyega faced ugly, nasty racism from a pocket of Star Wars purists because he cast as a black male lead in The Force Awakens, and he’s using his platform to vociferously speak on racial inequalities and demanding that black people are treated with dignity and respect.

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