Jesse Wesley Williams was born on August 5th, 1981 in Chicago, Illinois. His parents, Johanna Chase and Reginald Williams, were professional educators, and dedicated the majority of their lives to teaching in america’s public schools.
Jesse attended Temple University after graduating high school, and during his collegiate career, he modeled to pay for his schooling. He appeared in ads for Kenneth Cole, L.L. Bean and Tommy Hilfiger. He also appeared in music videos. He can be seen as Rihanna’s love interest in the music video for her song, ‘Russian Roulette’, and he appears alongside the singer Estelle in her music video, ‘Fall in love’. After Jesse graduated from Temple University, he followed in his parent’s footsteps and began teaching. Over the course of six years he taught american studies, African studies and English in the public educational system.
In 2005 Williams began to study acting, and over the course of the next decade, he appeared in several movies and TV shows, some of which include: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Law and Order, Greek, Beyond the Break, and most notably, on Grey’s Anatomy.
In 2009 Jesse began appearing in Grey’s Anatomy (GA) on a regular basis, but it wasn’t until 2010 that he became a full-time regular member of the series. In GA, Jesse appeared as Jackson Avery, and after several episodes he was lauded with being number six on Buddy TV’s ‘100 most sexiest men alive’ list.
In between being voted one of the sexiest men alive and starring in an assortment of theater and film projects, Jesse participated in what could be called ‘activist’ initiatives. One of these included being voted the youngest member on the board of directors for a Civil Rights think tank called, ‘The Advancement Project’. In addition, Williams is also the executive producer of an advocacy group called ‘Question Bridge: Black Males’. This is a multimedia project focusing on the Black male identity and promoting ‘diversity’ amongst us.
Also, in October 2014, Jesse joined millions in the Ferguson, Missouri protests of the police murder of brotha Michael Brown. And in May 2016, Jesse released a documentary called, ‘Stay Woke: The Black Lives Matter Movement’. *Side Note: For those who don’t know, the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement is a government funded initiative serving two purposes: The first, is to get the Black Diaspora involved in a more passively resistant movement and away from more aggressive means of protests like we saw in Ferguson, Missouri. And two: founders of this movement are Black people belonging to the LGBTQ community. Which is another avenue white fascists are using to mainstream homosexuality in the Black Diaspora. At the same time, white fascists are also using this organization to link Black Civil Rights struggles with white gay ones.
Now, any Black person reading this is probably familiar with the speech Jesse gave on BET after winning that show’s ‘Humanitarian Award’. He spoke eloquently and very poetically about the tyrannies of white fascism, and how the Black Diaspora should go about dismantling them.
Many said that night, he struck an awesome blow for the Civil Rights movement…but in regards to that, let’s go straight away into the 3 reasons why Jesse Williams gave his Humanitarian Awards speech at BET…
Reason#3: white fascists are scrambling to replace their elderly Black ‘Civil Rights’ stalwarts, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.
Dr. Umar Johnson, who was slated to be the next in line as far as freemasonic Civil Rights leaders go, has already been attached to a scandal, and his message is a bit too radical for mainstream consumption. So white fascists are looking for a more ‘mainstream- able’ Civil Rights leader that’s already been bought and sold. And they’ve decided that man for this generation, is going to be Jesse Williams.
He will essentially fill the void left when either Al Sharpton, or that other ‘Jesse’ associated with Civil Rights, passes away.
Reason#2: Jesse Williams keeps the ‘white savior/Jesus Christ’ paradigm intact.
Now, you’re probably saying: “Wait a minute—Jesse’s not white.” And you’re right. But he’s HALF-white. See, we all need to understand, white fascists know they have to put a new spin on their gaming methodologies, especially in the face of america becoming ‘browner’. Bill Clinton as the first Black president won’t suffice any longer post-Obama. And with Jesse’s exceptionally good looks (by european standards) and his bi-ethnic background, he’s pretty much been tailor-made for the continuance of the white fascist agenda.
In addition, Jesse keeps the minds of church-going and/or church-raised Black population(s) anchored in the Jesus Christ/white savior narrative. This is done so they’ll always think the answer to defeating white fascism comes from a fair-skinned face without, instead of a melanated Black spirituality within.
Reason#1: And the number one reason why Jesse Williams gave his Humanitarian Award speech on BET is…Jesse Williams has been tasked to connect Black power to ‘bi-ethnicity’.
Before Jesse began his BET speech, he thanked his parents. A second later, BET cameras focused on his father Reginald, a Black man, and his mother Johanna, a white woman. A couple of seconds after, BET cameras focused on Sam L. Jackson with some short white woman. And the message white fascists were sending is, the truest way for a Black person to attain power, is by marrying and/or mating with a white person. Point blank, period.
Now, I have no problems with what Jesse said about dismantling the white fascist power structure, but in the context of his bi-ethnicity, it’s actually meant to reinforce reasons why 'pure bred' Black people should not only devalue themselves, but why they should devalue any kind of long-term relationship(s) or marriage(s) with a pure-bred Black person.
Now, a fellow blogging friend of mine sent me a vid where (Uncle) Tommy Sotomayor is making the same points I’m making here. And, the Black man who inspired me to write this Blog, also created a video where he made these same points about the bi-ethnic ‘pretty-boy’, Jesse Williams.
Difference between my message and theirs is, at the nucleus of these two (pseudo) Black men’s talking points is their discourse on the Black Diaspora not being smart enough to see through the white fascist ruse of the Jesse Williams speech. And nothing could be further from the truth.
But, these two serve to show us how Black self-hatred is perpetual. Meaning, in the cycle of Black self-hatred, no matter what the circumstance, you always have to place the blame on Blacks and never acknowledge the white fascist maneuverings in anything. So in keeping with the tenets of white fascism, these two will be kept hating themselves and everyone who looks like them ‘til the day they die. And the saddest part is, they wouldn’t have it any other way.
So, if you’re a Black man or woman reading this, put this message in the context of your ‘Independence Day’ celebration. And remind yourself that what we need a true ‘independence’ from, is the white supremacist conditioning we’ve all been privy to, regardless of whichever social order we're living in.