Isaiah Washington tells African Americans to boycott work Monday

Natalie DiBlasio, USA TODAY Actor Isaiah Washington wants every single African American to boycott work on Monday. “No work. No school. No shopping for 24 hours,” the former Grey’s Anatomy star wrote on Facebook. “Imagine if every single African American in the United States that was really fed up with being angry, sad and disgusted, would […]

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Actor Isaiah Washington wants every single African American to boycott work on Monday.

“No work. No school. No shopping for 24 hours,” the former Grey’s Anatomy star wrote on Facebook. “Imagine if every single African American in the United States that was really fed up with being angry, sad and disgusted, would pick ONE DAY to simply ‘stay at home’ from every single job, work site, sports arena and government office in the United States of America. I’m very sure that within 72 hours from Wall Street to the NFL…Black Lives Would Matter. September 26, 2016 is THE DAY.”

In his post, Washington used hashtags #RIPTerenceCrutcher #HandsUpDontShoot. Terence Crutcher, 40, was shot and killed by Tulsa police on Sept. 16. after his SUV stalled on the road. His name started trending after video footage released by police circulated showing Crutcher getting shot after being confronted by four officers.

In another post, Washington wrote he teamed up with activist Madelon Blue McCullough from #Missing24. “Every African born in America is fed up, hurt, confused, saddened and angry about the continued extrajudicial killings by public servants in our streets, so collectively we bring forth a solution,” he wrote.

The date of the protest is also the day of the first presidential debate, which is expected to be the most watched in history.

Washington says the goal is to “maintain the safety of our people, while significantly impacting America’s broken judicial system that is oppressing us by removing our labor, our bodies and our money from it…for 24 hours.”

People are using #StayHomeSeptember262016 and #Missing24 on Twitter to voice solidarity with the movement.

I’m down. Boycotting buses worked 50 years ago, so boycotting every business should have an incredible impact

This country was built by us not for us. We have the power to bring about change. There is power in numbers.

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