The murder of community college student and father of four Terence Crutcher by Tulsa police has a lot of people outraged, including The Talk host Sheryl Underwood.
On Wednesday's episode of the show, after co-host Julie Chen asked “what can be done to stop racial profiling," Underwood nearly burst into tears trying to answer.
'We have a legacy of racism in this country and if we don’t start calling it racism then we can’t fight it,” co-host Aisha Tylor first said, and then Underwood added, “We don’t have to train the cops not to shoot white people, why you gotta train them not to shoot us?”
“First thing you gotta do, you gotta make it a hate crime,” said Underwood. “You gotta put people in jail, when you shoot somebody under the color of authority you need to lose your job and you need to lose your livelihood and you need to lose your freedom."
She continued, "Remember there are good police officers out there and the ones that are not, they need to go jail. Don’t tell me this, we got to train! Y’all white and y’all drive all the time and don’t nothing happen to y’all. And we Black I’m afraid to drive my damn car!”
Millions across the country feel the same pain, and it's a credit to Underwood that she's using her platform to talk about it.
Watch Underwood and Chen on The Queen Latifah Show, above.
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