Today’s Famous Friday features man of the hour – Jesse Williams. He is of African-American and Swedish descent. Jesse was born on August 5, 1981 in Chicago.
He is best known for his role as Dr. Avery in Grey’s Anatomy. However, that could possibly change after his speech at the BET awards. Not only is Jesse William a phenomenal actor and model, but he is also a passionate activist.
If you have not yet heard Jesse’s acceptance speech, I highly recommend that you go check it out. It took social media by storm, and captured the hearts of many. He is known for advocating for both Multiracial and African-American people.
He once said, “We often grow up being told that we can do this or that, but if you don’t see anybody that looks like you doing it, you don’t believe you can do it.” This is often the case for lots of people who don’t really look like anyone else. That is why I think it’s so important that people like Jesse stand up and speak out. I also think that it’s awesome that the ProjectRACE team does Famous Friday’s to show everyone that despite your ethnic backgroud, you can accomplish absolutely anything. Don’t forget to be a positive role model to others as well.
(photo taken from twitter)