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Black Lives Matter - Traffic Stop

Racial Profiling

 

Tyler Perry’s Racial Profiling Story (VIDEO) | Roland Martin Reports

 

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Usher

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With liberty and justice for all
J-j-j-justice for all?

[Verse 1: Bibi Bourelly (Usher)  Together ]
I'mma get mine, you should get yours too
Shooting, shooting, shooting, man them boys always shoot
(American dream, American man too)
Shooting, shooting, shooting, watch them boys always shoot
(And I-I-I-I been so tired of being insecure
So tired of)
I've had enough running
Running, and running and running and running
(Running)
Running, and running and running and running and
(Running enough)
Just give it up
I don't give a fuck
I've had enough
Y'all give a fuck? No
Light it on fire
I've had enough
Running, and running and running and running
Running, and running and running and running and

[Hook: Usher & Bibi Bourelly]
You act like the change
Tryna put me in chains
Don't act like you saving us
It's still the same
Man don't act like I made it up
You blaming us
Let's keep it one hundred
You gave the name to us
Nigga
We still in chains
We still in chains
We still in chains
We still in chains
We still in chains
We still in chains
We still in chains
You put the shame on us

 

[Post-Hook: Usher & Bibi Bourelly]
Now, now, now shame on us
Now
Now, now, now shame on us
Now, now, now

[Verse 2: Usher (Bibi Bourelly) Together]
Moment of silence
American school and we in church too (Don't shoot)
Shooting, shooting, shooting, we the prey
Always shoot (Prey)
I'mma be trill, you should be trill too
You don't even gotta talk we just shoot
And I feel so tired of being insecure
Just give it up
Don't give a fuck
Light it on fire

[Verse 3: Nas]
Yeah, yo check
I am Sugar Ray Robinson, Booker T. Washington
W. E. B. Du Bois, I'm the modern one
Yelling at Senators, Presidents, Congressmen
We got a problem that needs some acknowledgement
I am no prison commodity, not just a body you throw in a cell
For any reason, just to bother me
Just for your quota, so it's rest in peace to Sean Bell
Sleep in peace Eric Garner (Sandra)
Every street, every corner
Conspiracy, new world order
I spoke to Tamir Rice mom and she told me "be strong"
It won't be long 'til it's justice
They won't have votes but refuse the discussion
On how certain cops they shoot us for nothing
Revolution is coming

 

[Hook: Usher (Nas) Together]
You act like the change
(The land of opportunity)
Tryna put me in chains
(The land of Unity)
Don't act like you saving us
(Brotherhood, trust)
It's still the same
(America)
Man don't act like I made it up
You blaming us
(You know)
Let's keep it one hundred
You gave the name to us
Nigga
We still in chains
(Hey so what up my nigga?)
We still in chains
We still in chains
You see these chains?
We still in chains
I can't see
We still in chains
The difference from how we used to be
We still in chains
We still in chains
You put the shame on us

 

Today's Homework

 

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Alex Landau and Patsy Hathaway – StoryCorps

WARNING: The audio of this story contains graphic descriptions of violence and this web post contains a graphic photograph.

In 2009, Alex Landau was a student at Community College of Denver. After a traffic stop one night, he was severely beaten by Denver Police officers.

Alex is African American. He was adopted by a white couple and he grew up in largely white, middle-class suburbs of Denver.

 

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Alex and his mother, Patsy Hathaway, came to StoryCorps to talk about how Alex’s race has influenced his life and what happened that night when police pulled him over.

In 2011, Alex was awarded a $795,000 settlement from the City of Denver.

Two of the officers involved have since been fired from the Denver Police Department for other incidents.

Click here to watch “Traffic Stop,” Alex’s story told as a StoryCorps animated short.

Originally aired August 15, 2014, on NPR’s Morning Edition.

Above photo of Alex Landau taken the night of January 15, 2009, courtesy of Alex Landau.

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