Chris Rock, Kevin Hart, Beyonce & More List 23 Ways You Could Be Killed If Black In America
In one of the most powerful clips in recent memory, Kevin Hart, Bono, Beyonce, Chris Rock, Common, Talib Kweli, Jennifer Hudson, Rihanna, A$AP Rocky, Chance The Rapper and several other entertainers have come together to recite 23 ways you could be killed if you are Black in America. With each star reading one reason, the corresponding picture of the person who was killed is shown. For example, as Pink says “selling cigarettes outside of a corner store,” Eric Garner is shown.
The PSA was produced by Alicia Keys, in collaboration with the We Are Here Movement. They are asking that all who are able go to WeAreHereMovement.com for more information on how to take active steps to stop the police violence against Black citizens that has become systemic.
Here are the #23Ways:
1. Failing to signal a lane change.
2. Riding in your girlfriend’s car with a child in the back.
3. Running to the bathroom in your own apartment.
4. Selling cigarettes outside of a corner store.
5. Riding a commuter train.
6. Walking home with a friend.
7. Making eye contact.
8. Selling CDs outside of a supermarket.
9. Wearing a hoodie.
10. Walking away from police.
11. Walking toward police.
12. Missing a front license plate.
13. Holding a fake gun in the park in Ohio.
14. Driving with a broke brakelight.
15. Sitting in your car before your bachelor party.
16. Walking up the stairwell of your apartment building.
17. Calling for help after an accident.
18. Holding a fake gun in Virginia.
19. On the way to Bible Study.
20. Holding a fake gun in Wal-Mart.
22. Holding a wallet.
23. Attending a birthday party
24. Doing absolutely nothing.