~~May 27, 2020~~
BEFORE YOU CALL THE COPS
These past months have once again demonstrated that racism is alive and well in this nation. The ‘persecution’ of folks with dark skin, so very well documented during the slavery era and times after, hasn’t stopped.
Today it takes the form of police ‘action’ against men and women of color..I’ve lost count.
However, the most recent and quite galling is George Floyd.
Listen to this mans expression of what a black man may be.
Tyler Merritt just wants “you to get to know me better before you call the cops.”
The Nashville, Tennessee, actor shines a light on the recent spate of incidents in which people have called the police on black people without valid reason in a moving monologue that NowThis shared online.
Merritt, in the clip, reveals tidbits about his life to show that he’s a regular guy. He hates spiders and bananas, is a vegetarian, can recite every word from the musical “Oklahoma!” and NWA’s “Straight Outta Compton” album, spends most Sunday mornings teaching kids, has “never been to jail,” “never owned a gun,” and hates “that anyone at all might possibly be afraid of me.”
Date: May 22, 2018 … almost to today’s date!!
~~Published June 5, 2018~~
Before you call the cops on a black person …
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