Common Golden Globes speech: Watch him rap about racism in America in acceptance speech for Selma’s “Glory” (VIDEO).

Watch Common’s Moving Golden Globes Acceptance Speech About Selma and Ferguson

Watch Common’s Moving Golden Globes Acceptance Speech About Selma and Ferguson

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Jan. 11 2015 9:46 PM

Watch Common’s Moving Golden Globes Acceptance Speech About Selma and Ferguson

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This year’s Golden Globes are currently underway, and Slate will have the full list of the night’s winners later on. Already Common and John Legend have taken home the Golden Globe for Best Original Song for “Glory” from Selma—beating out Lana Del Rey, Lorde, Patti Smith, and Sia.

Accepting the award, Common delivered a poetic, emotional speech that touched on the film’s relevance to the racial injustice that has made headlines in the last year. “Now is our time to change the world,” he said. “Selma is now.” His words were enough to move Oprah—a co-star in the film—to tears.

Dee Lockett is a writer for Vulture and a former Slate editorial assistant.