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Soledad O' Brien Tells Her Experience As A Black Parent (2894 hits)

CNN's Soledad O'Brien talks about something all Black parents seem to do: Tell their kids what to do if they're pulled over by a cop.

Posted By: Dante Lee
Friday, July 18th 2008 at 11:28PM
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This reminds of a moment in my childhood. Walking home with my mom and brother in our north side Chicago neighborhood, my 12 year old brother decided he'd dart down an l shaped alley to cut us off around the corner just playing around. I had never seen my mother so livid. She told my brother "Don't you EVER run down any alley unless someone is trying to kill you. You are a black male. A black male running who is not in a race is guilty and the police will eat you alive." At the time, I thought this was the stupidest thing I ever heard, but now I understand her message.
Sunday, July 20th 2008 at 10:24PM
Maria Stuart
Wow we have not come that far in our history to hear this kind of talk.
Tuesday, July 29th 2008 at 4:07PM
Maurice Webb
I just told my 17 year old not to be indignant with the police. I didn't say 'cower' but I understand what people are talking about. I just moved to the suburbs and most of my white neighbors are nice, friendlier than black neighbors in Detroit. I am however concerned about my sons becoming statistics. There are too many reports of black males being assumed guilty or being apprehended for questioning and getting killed before even making it to the police station and never actually found guilty. I read an article just the other day of a 19 yr old being tasered 14 times in under an hour and dying from electric shock to his heart. I'd rather my son cower and live than jump bad with a racist cop.
Wednesday, July 30th 2008 at 10:05AM
Devan Green
kind of deep. is she married?
Saturday, August 2nd 2008 at 5:40AM
Will Moss
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