Shemar Moore: I’m Proud To Be Black, But I’m Proud To Be White! I’m Not Going To Denounce The Other Side Of Me!

Shemar Moore

Shemar Moore: I’m Proud To Be Black, But I’m Proud To Be White! I’m Not Going To Denounce The Other Side Of Me!

Veteran actor Shemar Moore was spotted at one of L.A.’s massive Black Lives Matter protests this weekend. While there, Shemar Moore offered an interesting perspective about his racial identity in times like these. Shemar Moore – known for his work on long-lived soap opera, “The Young and the Restless,” says that as a biracial man, he refuses to denounce his white side:

“I am half Black, and I am half white. But I am proud to be Black, but I am also proud to be white. I understand what it is to be treated like a n*gga when I don’t have my fame and when I’m in the wrong place at the wrong time, and nobody knows who I am. Then I’m just a n*gga in the street. I’ve been thrown down on the sidewalk in my lifetime. I understand what it is. I haven’t gone through the George Floyd situation. I have not gone through that, but I know what it is. But I’m not gonna denounce the other side of me, because I’m looking at humanity…”

He continued and acknowledged his late mother, Marilyn Wilson-Moore who died earlier this year.

Shemar Moore and his mother, Marilyn Wilson-Moore

“…My mother – who’s white – who just passed…I lost my best friend…but my momma? If she didn’t look outside the box, I wouldn’t have life. Ok? This is a white woman from Boston in the 60s. That was a very racist, racially-divided time. She thought outside of the box and she met my daddy, and she made me…”

He continued:

“…now that I have this life, I can’t denounce [it] because there is good and bad on all sides. Black, white, green, or yellow…I understand that I am brown. I understand that I am Black. I understand that I am a n*gga, ok? But I am not gonna denounce my momma. And if my momma was still alive, she’d say, ‘Baby, go out there and make a change. Go out there and spread positivity. Go out there and tell the truth.'”

The 50-year-old continued, adding that he doesn’t believe all of the policemen in the country are to blame. He also vowed to use his platform on the show, “S.W.A.T.” where he plays a part of the Los Angeles Police Department, to raise awareness on police brutality:

“With my platform, I do have to go back to work and put on an LAPD uniform. And I am confused about it. I am struggling with it, because I don’t just wanna go back and just do the dance. I have to go back and tell the real story. Because George Floyd is real, and so many others before that…I’m gonna use my platform on ‘S.W.A.T.’ with my celebrity- all that stuff. I’m going to speak on it. And I’m gonna tell Sony and CBS and my bosses that if we don’t speak on it, then they can’t f*ck with me.”

“These cops need to be corrected. Some of them are f*cked up, but a lot of them are good. Some of us Black people are beautiful, and some are f*cked up…but we all bleed red…I understand how bad sh*t is, but we have to stay optimistic. We have to stay hopeful, because we will fix this…I can’t do it by myself, she can’t do it by herself- but we can do it collectively, together.”

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Authored by: Miata Shanay