Twitter Users Claim Jesse Williams Benefits From “Light-Skinned” Privilege. He Agrees. | Mic — But the speech also had its critics. On Twitter, several users claimed that Williams may only be receiving this attention because he’s a light-skinned biracial man:
The activist himself has never shied away from speaking about his privilege.
In January, Williams received the Drum Major for Justice Award at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Southern California (SCLC-SC) Legacy Awards Gala in Los Angeles. In his acceptance speech, he acknowledged the ways being a light-skinned black man has helped further his entertainment career.