The Reason These Guys Are Extra-Cautious Around Black People Isn't As Simple As You Might Think

If you've never been on the receiving end of racial profiling, please take a seat at this picnic table and have a listen. What two of the men share at 3:40 tells me the problem is more complicated and more harmful than I realized.Note: This video includes some NSFW language.

Our absurd history of criminalizing and imprisoning black men — and the way the media tells this story — are creating a culture of mistrust even within the black community. That's the total opposite of what needs to be happening.

Clearing the implicit biases that lead to racial profiling and bolster systemic racism is a necessary challenge, and it's one we can only overcome with what the gentleman at 4:20 describes so well.