Mahershala Ali just gave a powerful SAG speech about accepting differences


Mahershala Ali remembered his own experience converting to Islam a couple decades ago after growing up in a devout Christian household.

While picking up the award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role SAG award, Ali reminded the crowd that not only accepting people’s differences but celebrating diversity is critical in this political climate. 

And that’s why taking on his role in Moonlight was healing for Ali. 

“I was so grateful about …playing a gentleman who saw a young man folding into himself as a result of the persecution of his community and taking that opportunity to uplift him and tell him he mattered, that he was okay,” said Ali.”And accept him.” Read more…

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