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A Time To Kill Monologue

A Time to Kill by Akiva Goldsman
Character: Carl Lee
Gender: Male
Age (range): 18 - 55
Style: Drama
Length: 1 minutes

 

Carl Lee: America is a wall and you are on the other side. how's a black man ever going to get a fair trial with the enemy on the bench and in the jury box?. My life in white hands, you Jake, that's how. You are my secret weapon because you are one of the bad guys, you don't mean to be but you are; it's how you was raised. Nigger, negro, black, African-american, no matter how you see me, you see me different, you see me like that jury sees me, you are them. Now throw out your points of law Jake. If you was on that jury, what would it take to convince you to set me free? That's how you save my ass. That's how you save us both.