In a discussion about the latest police shooting victim incident when unarmed motorist, Terence Crutcher, was shot and killed by Tulsa Police while standing with his hands up, ‘The Talk’ star Sheryl Underwood took an emotional stand while describing the differences that African Americans go through in everyday life.
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Her words were so accurate and the emotion that overtook her as she spoke about the situation is one that I know every black person across America has felt at some point throughout these last couple of years that it seems that these lynchings have been on a rise.
It’s almost to the point that you just become numb but you can’t because it hurts so much…you can’t because the next victim may be someone you or love…hell the next victim could indeed be you!!!
A very valid point that was made by one of the other ‘The Talk’ host and then reiterated by Sheryl was that until we stand together and every race in America says enough is enough, we are not going to see the policies that say it’s fine for police to take a life with no repercussions change. If they are not held accountable…if they are not tried like any other American who commits a crime then the killings will never cease.
I applaud those of us that have a platform… that “Black Star Power”, and use it to shed light to the world about what we go through. Yes we “normal” people can have debates with our coworkers, friends, and people on social media about the tragedies in Black America but who do we actually reach. But when celebrities put their star power behind the movement, the pain, the fear of just going out everyday in our skin then they shed light to the world.
Kudos to you Ms. Underwood for taking that stance!