When we look back at 2017鈥檚 awards show cycle, Meryl Streep鈥檚 powerful Golden Globes speech will go down in history as one of the most memorable of all time. Streep used her position of power to urge us to speak up and out against injustice and support each other, and her words as an ally should not be taken lightly but be used as a call-to-action for us to do more in our daily lives. However, it鈥檚 what her co-star and friend Viola Davis said in the press room after receiving her best actress in a supporting role award that is even more powerful in its simplicity and urgency. Viola鈥檚 words are even more poignant than Meryl鈥檚 because she urges us all to do better in the wake of President-Elect Trump鈥檚 vision for America.

In her response to a reporter鈥檚 question about how to achieve the American dream in 2017, Davis said, 鈥淚 will remove Trump from the equation because I feel that it is bigger than him.鈥 She talks about how the true meaning of what it means to pursue the American dream is to be positive, but she also cautioned that the 鈥渁ffirmation鈥 of this dream has fallen short regularly, including our electing of Trump for president.

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She continues, saying, 鈥淭here is no way that we can have anyone in office that is not an extension of our own belief system. So then, what does that say about us? That, if you answer that question, it says it all.鈥 Basically, we need to stop focusing on what others are doing that we think is so bad, and figure out how we鈥檙e part of the problem. Only then will we be able to truly fix the deep divide it appears has happened in recent years in both politics and our country as a whole.

This simple message resonates so much, and we鈥檙e grateful that women like Viola Davis aren鈥檛 afraid to speak up and out on important matters.

Do you agree with Viola Davis鈥 assessment of our political climate? Tell us @BritandCo!

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