Keke Palmer is being praised all over the internet
for the way she peacefully and diplomatically
addressed members of the U.S. National Guard
during a protest in Hollywood.
In a viral video of the encounter,
the actress can be seen urging
them to march alongside protestors
and show their support.
“We have a president that’s trying
to incite a race war. And the borders
are closed! We can’t leave. You have
people in here that need your help”.
After some of the U.S. National Guard
members told Keke that they agreed
with what she was saying, she urged
them to march with the protestors.
“March beside us and show us that you’re
here for us. Make history with us, please”.
When one of the guardsmen explains
that he can’t leave his post because he needs
to protect the businesses in his area, he offers
to march down the street as far as he can.
In response to this, one of the protestors asks
the U.S. National Guardsmen to kneel — and to
the delight of many of the protestors, they do.
“I don’t know, that ain’t enough for me,”
Keke says as several of the U.S. National Guard
members kneel. “That ain’t enough for me”.
Keke’s passionate plea has received
strong social media support.
“The young woman showed the power
of speech and non-violent activism,” another
user added. “We need more dialog”.
“She is trying to talk, not berate or yell ... In the
end, she makes a difference because she reached
their minds and hearts,” a third person added