[Ed. – A few uplifting words for a Monday.]
While some Hollywood celebrities used their acceptance speeches during the 93rd Academy Awards to disparage police, Tyler Perry’s went viral for a good reason.
Perry … used his time on stage to urge Americans to “refuse hate.”
“It is my hope that all of us would teach our kids … just refuse hate. Don’t hate anybody,” the actor and director said. “I refuse to hate someone because they are Mexican, or because they are Black, or white, or LGBTQ. I refuse to hate someone because they are a police officer. I refuse to hate someone because they are Asian. I would hope that we refuse hate.”
Perry, who was once homeless, also shared a touching story about an encounter he had with a homeless woman outside a studio. His first reaction was to go offer her some money, but that’s not what she wanted.