And he said “there were a lot of white people that are famous that I was talking to who wanted to know how they can help. One actually said, ‘teach us what we need to know.’”
Perry said “it’s a gift to pick up the phone” and talk to powerful people, including those who don’t agree with him. “That’s where change lives!” he wrote. “Change lives in the galvanization of all races, not in the division of us.”
He then lauded a "Good Morning America" story he attached to his post that focused on compassion and peaceful protests, including an image of black men locking arms to protect a police officer that had been separated from his unit.
The story showed a video of an Atlanta police officer verbally supporting the protesters. A white sheriff in Michigan took off his riot gear and marched with protesters. Cops in Florida, New York and California took knees in solidarity with the marchers.
And Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Zay Jones Tweeted about a elderly white woman who came up to him and said, “I’m from Minneapolis, and I just want you to know you matter to me.” They then hugged, and she cried.
“You have moved my soul today,” Perry said, addressing “GMA.” “Let’s hope this moves America.”