Chris Rock is known for voicing his opinion where race relations are concerned, and it looks like he’s at it again.
During his recent interview with the Guardian, he touched on a number of topics including television and film. But, in wake of the highly controversial death of Baltimore’s Freddie Gray, the 50-year-old comedian/actor was questioned about the ongoing problem of police brutality. Although most assumed Gray’s death was directly related to racial profiling, an overwhelming number of people were quite shocked to learn all of the officers were not white.
So, Rock was questioned about whether or not Gray’s death was an example racial profiling or just police brutality. Surprisingly, he still insists Gray’s death was racially motivated regardless of the six officers’ ethnic backgrounds because white kids “never get shot by the police.”
“It’s not that it’s gotten worse, it’s just that it’s part of the 24-hour news cycle. What’s weird is that it never happens to white kids. There’s no evidence that white youngsters are any less belligerent, you know? We can go to any Wall Street bar and they are way bigger a**holes than in any other black bar. But will I see cops stop shooting black kids in my lifetime? Probably not.”
He also believes Gray’s death was the result of “racial suspicions.” As far as Rock is concerned, the daunting revelation about white kids will not stop police brutality against black kids — males to be more specific.
Rock believes he won’t be alive to see the day when police brutality ceases to exist against black kids, reports Huffington Post.
“I am kinda surprised, and you know, unfortunately it may have something to do with the black mayor and the black police chief and all that stuff. But, hey, charged and convicted are different – so we’ll see.”
Rock also stated that the disheartening reality is one of the main reasons why he’s glad he only has daughters because “nothing generally happens to girls,” reports News Busters. Of course, Rock’s statement has sparked outrage, because an overwhelming number of social media users strongly disagree with his take on police brutality where white kids are concerned.
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