In the wake of the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Mo this seems more relevant than ever.
This is dedicated to Eric Garner, John Crawford, Ezell Ford and every black man (and woman) who has to live their lives fearing police in a way that most white people will never understand. If you think you do understand, check your privilege, because you don’t — at least not completely.
Socioeconomic factors also play a role in police brutality, and we’re well aware of that fact, but the abuse is so systematic and expected in the African-American community that black parents must teach their sons and daughters special protocol just to avoid being murdered by the very people who are supposed to protect all of us; police.
Here’s a very telling discussion between actor LeVar Burton and author Tim Wise about what it’s really like to be stopped by the police when you’re black.
Watch the video, courtesy of CNN. WARNING: Language NSFW