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Viola Davis

The actress wants the same meal her peers get, she told InStyle.
The reason why will inspire you.
She has definitely come a long way.
"Black people saved NASA and white people saved jazz. That's what you call progress."
"I just recently embraced that at 51."
Viola Desmond's crime? Sitting in a section of the movie theatre reserved for white Canadians.
It's a stark difference from last year's edition.
Despite the importance of Viola Davis' impassioned speech, General Hospital actress Nancy Lee Grahn created a tizzy over Twitter, firing back on Davis' speech by saying, "Im a f--king actress for 40 yrs. None of us get respect or opportunity we deserve. Emmys not venue 4 racial opportunity. ALL women belittled." And so the epitome of white privilege reared its ugly head.
Viola Davis' speech was an award-winner in itself.