CBS ‘The Young and the Restless’ (Y&R) spoilers finds that with a civil rights movement sweeping the world and people demanding the abolishment of racism and police brutality, it’s no wonder that social media has been overcome with powerful messages of support. Thankfully, our loved soap opera stars have also made a stand in today’s generation’s civil rights movement. One of the most powerful messages was by Tristan Lake Leabu, who plays Reed Hellstrom on Y&R. The young actor, at only 21 years old, had an incredibly moving post:
We Are One. There is but one race, the human race, and I will not stand for the mistreatment of any group of people based on prejudice. To be human is to be nuanced. Yes, there are good police officers, but that doesn’t matter right now. What matters is how we have accepted the perpetuation and perpetuation of systems that condone and enact heinous crimes against people of color.
CBS ‘The Young and the Restless’ Spoilers: Cast Taking A Stand
Black lives matter, despite the actions of our police force. Despite the actions of our government. Despite the fact that our laws have cornered a large portion of black Americans into the lowest socioeconomic class. Despite the fact that because of those circumstances, the people subjected to that treatment are subsequently suffering from many health issues. Despite the fact that they have been the number one hit community in the American COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the mass incarceration of African American males; the neo-slavery that we have collectively deemed A-OK.
Despite the fact that a young African American child has to live their life in fear of being accused of a crime they never committed and killed by a police officer. Despite the blatant treatment as a second-class citizen, Black. Lives. Matter. Period. Because of the society that we have cultivated, they matter all the more. This has to stop. Let’s all experience the end of this mistreatment in our lifetimes.
Let’s be the generation to say that we were the ones to acknowledge the problem and put our fucking foot down. Let’s rise up and show this racist, hate-filled, pieces of sh*t that love will always overcome, and they were wrong. For far too long, they were wrong. It’s not too late to learn. It’s never too late to love. Let’s stand up and make a change. Black Lives Matter. I love you all.”
Several other daytime actors took to Instagram to share black boxes and thoughts of love and kindness, including Michelle Stafford (Phyllis Summers), who shared a quote by Desmond Tutu, “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” A huge thank you to everyone who is fighting for equality in our world.
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