“I think when you look at these cases [like Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis], I think that they need to be more important to us [as black people]. I think that a lot of African Americans put themselves in a position where they are looking to assimilate, and I think we need to embrace our culture, and let the world know that we value our sons and our daughters. Another thing we can do is, when we’re voting we don’t just vote for president, we vote for state law on a local level, because the attorney general, state attorney, and prosecutors, make decisions [also] and we vote for them.”
— Nate Parker discusses the shooting deaths of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis at the Non-Stop “In-Flight Experience” Screening on Feb. 25 at the Arclight Hollywood Theater. He also advises Black people to vote on the state and local levels, as well as for president. Parker plays Zack White in Non-Stop, which stars Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, and Lupita Nyong’o.
[Reporting: Cassia Jones]