"Where are you? Where are you because here's what happens when you extend a hand and you reach out to Americans that are in pain and they stand with you, here's what happens, the entire country stands and rises with you as well". This is our country. You are all my people and I take full responsibility and accountability for something that has been hundreds of years of systemic disease. I am right there with you. Where are you? Because, I tell you what, we're here, we are all here.
"Where are you? Where is our leader?" Together, we're gonna create that change.
The Ballers star has shared various tributes to the protests on social media this week, including three black squares, with one reading: "We have a deep accountability to our Black community, and we demand equality". They would rise up with you. We will rise up with you.
Rock continued by saying he's not a politician, but he encouraged people to be their own leaders as the country waits for a leader to emerge.
"I'm angry, but I'm also doing my best to stay focused and calm as I possibly can be in the pocket to make the best decision for my family and make the best decisions for our country". I want you to know something: I feel confident speaking on behalf of your American brothers and sisters, us, through our fire, through our smoke, through our debris, through our noise and everything that we're going through right now, because there's a lot happening around us as we're taking our lumps. "We become our own leaders - because we're doing it now". We must become the leaders that we're looking for. "That's what we believe in", he says in the video. "Where is our leader at this time when our country is down on its knees, begging, pleading, hurt, angry, frustrated, in pain with its arms out, just wanting to be heard?"
"Where is our compassionate leader?" he asked. But our protestors, who are begging and pleading and in pain. It's that same compassionate leader who has to come back and re-address that country to give important context and perspective on the comments made.
"In this moment right now, this defining, pivotal, explosive moment where our country is down on its knees - the floorboards of our country are becoming unhinged in this moment - we must say the words: Black Lives Matter", Johnson said, in the wake of searing national protests following the death of George Floyd while in custody by Minnesota police.