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48th NAACP Image Awards - Press Room

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Actor Denzel Washington is no stranger to speaking on certain issues especially controversial social justice issues.

The two time Academy Award winner told the Grio” if the father is not in the home, the boy will find a father in the streets. I saw it in my generation and every generation before me, and every one since.”

Washing ton goes on to explain that the prison system is not to blame for the crime in black communities which contradicts a lot of today’s activists and scholars. The 62 year old actor feels that the issue starts at home and stresses the importance of properly raising children at home.

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