Actor Harry Lennix Gets Candid About Gender Pay Gap and #MeToo (VIDEO)

Actor Harry Lennix Gets Candid About Gender Pay Gap and #MeToo (VIDEO)

Harry Lennix’s profession spans almost three a long time, however he’s at present most identified for his position on NBC’s hit sequence The Blacklist. For half one among his EBONY characteristic, the actor speaks about girls deserving equal pay and remedy, and the way it correlates on some degree to how Blacks are handled in society.

“I don’t wish to be controversial about it, however none of that is new,” Lennix responded when requested concerning the gender pay hole and the remedy of ladies on set, which sparked final 12 months’s Me Too second, the publicity of sexual misconduct by a number of Hollywood executives. To resolve this challenge, the Chicagoan asserted that society ought to abide by Jesus’ Golden Rule to deal with others how you’ll wish to be handled.

The tenet shouldn’t  be adopted solely by males in accordance with Lennix, who mentioned some girls cowl for and defend culprits. He pointed to the election of President Donald Trump in 2016, for whom a reported 53 p.c of White girls voted, for example of how each genders can do higher for one another.

Reversing the negatives taught by society occurs at house first. “It’s the identical factor with Black individuals. We’ve to do a whole lot of this fixing of ourselves, for ourselves and to ourselves,” Lennix mentioned. “As well as . . .  society needs to be prepared, and has to find out and demand that everyone is handled equally. It’s the best factor on this planet. What is tough about paying a girl the identical quantity for a similar work {that a} man would do?”

Watch all the interview within the video above.

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