Steve Harvey Reflects On COVID’s Effect On Police Protests
Written by BET on January 19, 2021
Steve Harvey is giving his tackle the protests in opposition to racial justice and police brutality amidst one of many worst pandemics in American historical past.
PEOPLE offered a primary take a look at Wednesday’s (January 20) episode of STEVE on Watch. The host shared the teachings he taught his personal sons about police brutality, particularly mentioning Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd.
“In gentle of what is occurred with Floyd and Arbery, and due to COVID, I feel for the primary time, the world was sitting nonetheless,” he stated. “No person was on spring break, no one was at pleased hour, no one was at work, no one was on trip and the world was frozen.”
He continued: “They really noticed it again and again and over, what it seems to be like and what truly occurs to lots of people, and I feel for the primary time ever, non-African People — extra so than I’ve ever seen earlier than — have joined in to protest and be outraged of what is occurring to folks of colour.”
Harvey defined what he thought of the “upside” within the ongoing combat to dismantle racism.
“I feel that has been the factor that we have wanted for a very long time,” he says. “We would have liked another person to be outraged aside from us, and for the primary time I am seeing so many non-African People simply sit there and go, ‘Wait a minute, what? You probably did what to this man?'”
He added: “We now have discovered that the world has lots of allies. There’s nonetheless dangerous folks on the market, but it surely’s lots of actually nice folks on the market who, as soon as they’re actually conscious and looking out on the state of affairs, can see the injustice because it unfolds.”
Watch the complete clip under.