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By Alicia Adamczyk
September 26, 2016
Actor Isaiah Washington
Actor Isaiah Washington
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Actor Isaiah Washington is calling for African Americans to boycott work today, to protest the killing of Terence Crutcher, a black man who was shot and killed by Tulsa police on Sept. 16.

“Imagine if every single African American in the United States that was really fed up with being angry, sad and disgusted, would pick ONE DAY to simply ‘stay at home’ from every single job, work site, sports arena and government office in the United States of America,” Washington wrote on Facebook. “I’m very sure that within 72 hours from Wall Street to the NFL…Black Lives Would Matter. September 26, 2016 is THE DAY.”

The actor is encouraging boycotters to use the hashtag, #StayHomeSeptember262016, though it’s unclear how many people are actually participating. But as you can imagine with anything even overtly political, there was backlash against the actor. Some people on Twitter noted that not everyone can afford to skip work, even if it’s for a good cause.

 

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