Last night, Isaiah Washington appeared on CNN and spoke with Don Lemon about Chris Rock’s recent run-ins with the police and being pulled over. Rock has been posting his traffic stop selfies on Twitter, and they’ve been garnering a lot of attention. But Washington wasn’t there to talk against racial profiling. Washington actually suggested that black people should learn to ‘adapt’. On Twitter, Washington told Rock he should try getting a different car.
— Isaiah Washington (@IWashington) April 1, 2015
Washington apparently believes that it boils down to the type of car that a black man drives, when it comes to getting pulled over. In his interview with Lemon, Washington suggested that black people need to learn to adapt to survive.
“He needs to look at the area he is in and visit with the local police officers in that community … and question them as to why they are pulling him over specifically,” Washington said.
“We’ve been burdened for 400 years …. We are in a situation where we have to survive in extreme circumstances with people who are angry and those who are practicing white supremacy—they are on the hunt and they are angry,” Washington said to Lemon. “The onus is on us. If we don’t survive, we don’t live to fight another day—and that is what I was saying to adapt.”
Ahh, but nothing was mentioned about cops.
So black people, get rid of your expensive car. Drive a Prius. Adapt to racism. You’ll be alright….eventually. Also don’t forget to forgive and forget.