These words said by Jacob Blake sister’s stopped everyone in their tracks as she began to deliver a powerful speech in the aftermath of the shooting of her brother by police.
And when you say the name Jacob Blake, make sure you say father, make sure you say cousin, make sure you say son, make sure you say uncle, but mostly importantly you say human.
"So many people have reached out to me saying they're sorry that this has been happening to my family. Well don't be sorry because this has been happening to my family for a long time, longer than I can account for," Letetra Widman said at a press conference on Tuesday. "It happened to Emmett Till, Emmett Till is my family. It happened to Philando, Mike Brown, Sandra."
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"I don't want your pity," Widman said. "I want change."
"Jacob Blake’s sister *did* that," @ArlanWasHere tweeted as the video she posted of Widman went viral. Others commended her emotional strength and her power as an orator saying, the "talk she gave is better than any speech I’ve heard from any politician."