Actor Denzel Washington stressed the importance of properly raising children at home while promoting his new film at a screening last week.
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Actor Denzel Washington emphasized that the prison system was not guilty of crime in black communities, stressing the importance of adequately raising children at home, during his promotional tour of his new film in an advanced screening the last week.
"Start at home," said the two-time Oscar winner The Grio. "If the father is not in the home, the child will find a father in the streets." I saw it in my generation and each generation before me, and each one since then "
" If the streets raise you, then the judge becomes your mother and the prison becomes your home, "Washington added. 62.  ARRESTED FACTS ABOUT DISPENSATION IN THE GAME OF A DENZEL WASHINGTON MOVIE
In his new film, "Roman J. Israel, Esq.", Washington plays a defense attorney who works for address social injustice.  In discussing what he meant by The New York Daily News, Washington said that positive changes for the black community begin with the way children are raised.
"Start with the how you raise your children. If a young man does not have a father figure, he will look for a father figure. "
" So you know I can not blame the system, "he continued." It's unfortunate that we do such an easy job for them. " The famous actor said he became optimistic about the change of the youth in the 1990s.
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"Remembrance When I was doing the film & # 39; Malcolm X & # 39 ;, and we were making a speech at Columbia, we had a group of students from Columbia University, "Washington told The Grio." Between shots, we were talking about things and how hard is the world, and I was like, & # 39; With everything we're talking about, does it make you want to give up? & # 39; "
And they're like" Oh, no, no, let's change it " , said Washington. "I was like," Oh, I'm the cynic ".
" Then I beg the young people to never lose that fire, I do not think that that they do. "And it goes without saying that there's a lot they can work on," he added.