On today’s episode of “The Talk” Sheryl Underwood almost burst into tears while talking the trauma of seeing people of color like Terence Crutcher die at the hands of police.
When fellow co-host Julie Chen asked “what can be done to stop racial profiling”, Aisha Tyler and Sheryl Underwood answered;
Aisha Tyler: “We have a legacy of racism in this country and if we don’t start calling it racism then we can’t fight it.”
Sheryl Underwood: “We don’t have to train the cops not to shoot white people, why you gotta train them not to shoot us?”
Sheryl then broke it down while near tears about the constant danger she feels while driving while black.
“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. […]
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!”