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Michael B. Jordan Calls on Execs to 'Commit to Black Hiring' in Passionate Speech at BLM March

Michael B. Jordan Calls on Execs to 'Commit to Black Hiring' in Passionate Speech at BLM March

Michael B. Jordan speaks on stage while attending a Black Lives Matter protest on Saturday afternoon (June 6) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 33-year-old Black Panther actor vowed to promote diversity and black culture. He also called on Hollywood agents to commit to black hiring.

“You committed to a 50/50 gender parity in 2020, where is the challenge to commit to black hiring? Black content lead by black executives, black consultants. Are you policing our storytelling as well? Let us bring our darkness to the light,” Michael said.

Michael mentioned how his production company has an inclusion rider, but “it has to go beyond that.”

“Anybody that deals with me, if you have racist beliefs, if you have a racist bone in your body, if you’re not with me, if you don’t stand with me and people that look like me, you don’t need to be with me,” Michael said. “I use my power to demand diversity but it’s time that studios and agencies…do so.”

Michael was joined by actor Kendrick Sampson while walking in a march that day as well.

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