Tiffany Haddish is raising her voice against police violence towards the Black community. Two days after her powerful Late Night With Seth Meyers appearance, the comedian joined protesters at a "Say Their Names" event in Los Angeles on June 12 to honour George Floyd and countless other Black people who've died unjustly. She took the stage to express her grief, fear, and hopes for a better future.
Tiffany told the crowd, "we have to band together as people" especially in the face of the hate in the world. She's unsure if the hateful feelings will ever be eradicated, but she would like them to be. "I don't want to watch my brothers and sisters die," she said, tearing up. "I don't even have kids because I'm afraid if my Black baby goes outside, it might get killed by the people who are supposed to be protecting."
"I'm tired of being afraid that my brother's gonna go outside and get shot. I'm so tired of all this violence," Tiffany said. This fear is personal too. She told CNN she "can't even drive to Beverly Hills without getting pulled over" and those interactions make her wonder if it's her "last day on earth."
For Tiffany, getting away from fear means becoming empowered and lifting up more voices. "I want power for the people," she continued in her speech. "I want the people to be able to help create laws that can protect us and I want us to be able to prosper and have success and our children to be healthy."
Watch the video below, starting at the 11:15 mark, to see Tiffany's full speech.