No strangers to tackling controversial issues, Howard and Henson together have become ambassadors for the Black Lives Matter movement.
They were speaking at Multichoice City in Randburg earlier this week, where they highlighted the importance of the show in tackling issues that are sometimes considered ‘taboo’ in black culture.
SowetanLive reports that Howard, in an interview with TMG Entertainment , touched on the topic of economic redress in South Africa.
“When you think about it‚ not even discussing what is taking place just inside America ‚ but if you look at what is taking place over here‚ after 25 years of democracy‚ the Native Land Act of 1913 — there’s been nothing given back to the people as a result of that.”
“Couldn’t they give back one or two percent? Say we’re giving back 1% into education or 2% into medicals. But nothing has been given back to the people and the land that was taken from them. And so you have everybody matters. Everybody matters Give ‘em back some of the land. Give ‘em back some of the money,” said Howard.
Henson also had some advice on how we can move forward as a multiracial society – the United States also currently grappling with its own racial issues – and stressed the importance of having conversations about race.
“Without a conversation there is no solution. I feel like the truth will set us all free. You can’t keep hiding and pretending things didn’t happen in our past,” she said.
Source: The South African