Earlier this month, Tracee Ellis Ross came on Larry King Now and spoke with Larry about why black lives matter. She also discussed what she learned from her mother, Diana Ross. When asked what she thinks of the Black Lives Matter movement she responded, “I think black lives do matter.” Larry agreed with her saying, “Yeah simply put. How would anyone disagree with that?” to which she replied, “I don’t know but somehow people do.”
She went on to discuss the importance of technology and the crucial role it plays in social justice. "Whether it's cell phones on cameras or whatever it is, we are becoming aware of things that have been going on and are not that different but it's come to the forefront of our attention in a way that begs for us to remind each other that black lives do matter," she said.
Ross posted two clips from the 25 minute interview on her Instagram. The full conversation covers more than just politics, from her relationship with her mother to her uncanny talent with accents. Larry was clearly delighted by her throughout the interview, jokingly telling her to “stop it” when she poked fun at his age.
The actress is publicly a democrat and is not afraid to talk politics when she wants to. During the Democratic debates over the weekend, she tweeted, “I find it tough to tweet and digest but very interesting#DemDebate.” She currently plays Rainbow Johnson on ABC’s Black-ish which airs on Wednesdays at 9:30/8:30c.
You can see the full episode below:
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