In the wake of yet another police shooting — this time an unarmed Black man who was fatally shot by Tulsa, Oklahoma officers after his vehicle stalled in the middle of the road — celebrities are using their voice to condemn the unnecessary violence and highlight the legacy of racism that allows these incidents.
During an appearance on The Real Wednesday morning, Secrets and Lies star Michael Ealy weighed in on the Terence Crutcher shooting and other police-involved shootings that have plagued the nation in recent years.
“I think we can continue to do as much protesting as we want,” Ealy said. “Systemic racism needs to be changed from within.”
“Why aren’t there enough Black cops out there? We need Black cops to come in and educate some of the white cops who have issues,” he continued.
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Ealy’s comments come after another police shooting was made public — the death of disabled father Keith Lamont Scott. Scott was reportedly reading a book while waiting to pick his son up from school when police in Charlotte, North Carolina, gunned him down. In the candid discussion about police brutality in America, The Real co-host Tamera Mowry-Housley also addressed concern for her children living in the current racial climate.
“The good cops have to speak up,” Ealy offered as a suggestion to curb the violence.
Watch what else the actor had to say in the clip above.