Sheryl Underwood, like a number of people of color in the United States, is both angry and afraid about police brutality. On Tuesday, the talk show host became emotional when discussing the Terence Crutcher shooting with her The Talk co-hosts. When asked by Julie Chen,
What can be done to stop racial profiling?
Underwood chimed in,
We don’t have to train the cops not to shoot white people, why you gotta train them not to shoot us?
First thing you gotta do, you gotta make it a hate crime. 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.
She said to her co-host,
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!
See the clip.
Do you agree with Underwood’s reaction?