Thursday, September 29, 2022

D.L. Hughley Says ‘White People’s Imagination’ is ‘Most Dangerous Place’ for Blacks to Live [Video]

*Comedian D.L. Hughley dropped by “The View” on Wednesday to promote his newest book, “How Not to Get Shot: And Other Advice from White People.”

During the discussion, he touched on the recent series of high-profile instances of white folks calling the police on Black people for doing everyday things, like barbecuing or mowing the lawn.

“Here’s the thing,” Hughley began. “The most dangerous place for black people to live is in white people’s imagination.”

He noted the Parkland school shooter, who was taken alive despite having shot 17 people and injured several others. Meanwhile, 22-year-old Stephon Clark was unarmed when Sacramento officers gunned him down in his grandparents’ backyard earlier this year.

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“ … Honestly, you can be — you can have just shot up 17 people, and the police will arrest you,” the comedian said. “They know you have a gun, but they’ll shoot the kid they thought had one, they’ll shoot him in the back.”

His point was met with applause from the audience.

“We have been murdered for reading, looking somebody in the eye, whistling at somebody, reading,” Hughley said, garnering more applause.

“The murder of Black people at the hands of people of authority has always happened, and police are doing what they have always done.

The police, for us, have never been about protecting and serving — it’s about keeping you in your community where you belong and keeping you out of places you don’t,” he added.

Watch more of what D.L. Highley had to say in the video above.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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