Amid the Black Lives Matter protests, Mike Henry, a white actor who voiced Cleveland Brown has decided to quit his role after voicing his valid reasons for doing so. And they're pretty important if you ask me...

Read on to see his official announcement post.

We're witnessing history.

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Ever since the death of George Floyd last month, thousands upon thousands of people have been taking to the streets in protest.

And they are all marching for one thing:

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For the blatant racism and injustice in this country to be brought to an end.

Everyone is talking about it.

Last month, the hashtag #BlackOutTuesday started trending, with people from all over the world posting a blank black picture to demonstrate their solidarity with the movement.

And, of course, an array of celebrities jumped on board to show their support.

So many famous faces, such as Madonna, Barack Obama, and Ice Cube, have been speaking out against racism and injustice in, not only this country but the rest of the world.

These famous figures have been using their platform to highlight the ongoing issues Black men and women face every day...

And they have been urging their followers to educate themselves, donate to useful causes, and to strive towards a racism-free future.

It is important to use your platform...

No matter how big or small. Halsey is one celebrity who took this very seriously. She even went on to launch her own project to help Black creators receive the love and support they deserve.

We can't forget about Kim Kardashian, can we?

Her influence is major in society and she used her platform to voice her concerns.

But the latest display of solidarity involves more than just a few Instagram posts.

Actors are now putting their words into action by making sure they are allowing Black people to have their voices heard in multiple industries.

It all started when Jenny Slate made a shocking announcement.

Slate, who voices the character of Missy, a young Black girl in the show Big Mouth decided she was going to retire from the role she first received all the way back in 2017 when the show premiered on Netflix.

She took to Instagram to make her decision clear.

She stressed that she believes that "Black characters on an animated show should be played by Black people."

Whitewashing in the entertainment industry is real.

The term can be can be defined like this: “To alter (something) in a way that favors, features, or caters to white people, such as: "To portray (the past) in a way that increases the prominence, relevance, or impact of white people and minimizes or misrepresents that of nonwhite people."

Do you remember this?

One of the most outrageous whitewashed portrayals has to go to Scarlett Johansson who was cast to play a Japanese woman in Ghost in the Shell. Were there no actual Japanese actors to play the role or what?

Of course, there were!

I mean, it's completely absurd. This happened throughout history in order to portray whiteness as the "superior race", but in modern society, to be so blatantly obvious would be a crime so it has died out a lot.

But the already limited Black roles on TV should be played by Black people.

"Then black people shouldn't voice white roles." Sorry, but if the percentage of other races on TV was equal to white roles, no one would have to. So sort that out first before you start making bold claims.

It is no surprise that people were feeling uncomfortable with their roles.

After Slater's announcement, then came Kristen Bell's departure from Central Park.

The actress had some wise words for us all...

She said: "Casting a mixed-race character with a white actress undermines the specificity of the mixed-race and Black American experience. It was wrong and we, on the Central Park team, are pledging to make it right. I am happy to relinquish this role to someone who can give a much more accurate portrayal and I will commit to learning, growing, and doing my part for equality and inclusion." Wow. What an amazing display of solidarity.

And the latest actor to do his bit for the movement is Mike Henry.

The Family Guy actor was the voice of the African-American character Cleveland Brown since 1999 but announced his departure from the role late on Friday night.

Upon seeing the post, comments flooded in.

People love to bring this kind of thing up when it's Black folk trying to get a more equal representation but where was this energy when white people secured every major role on TV, even when they were playing other races? Also, stop comparing Black people to criminals and animals, how about we start there?

This user commented this:

Black people didn't ask for this, but white actors are using it to show their solidarity, and it speaks volumes.

Here's the full post:

If you're feeling angry about this then channel your anger towards something more productive, like police brutality. Keep scrolling to learn more about why we should all be supporters of the BLM movement...