MSNBC Guest: American Policing ‘Founded On Anti-Blackness,’ Go On ‘Slave Patrols’ [VIDEO]

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Community organizer Cherrell Brown said on MSNBC’s “Melissa Harris-Perry” that policing in the United States was an inherently racist institution that was “founded on anti-blackness” and went on “slave patrols.” (VIDEO: Al Sharpton Compares Indiana Religious Freedom Law To Slavery, Jim Crow)

When discussing the recent controversy over the death of black man Freddie Grey in Baltimore police custody, Brown said it was irrelevant that Baltimore’s police chief and mayor were also black. “I think that white supremacy is so insidious and so ingrained in this institution, that you don’t have to have a white person around to have white supremacy play out.”

“With an institution like American policing, that I believe is founded on anti-blackness, on slave patrols, there are things that are so institutionally ingrained in terms of how we police communities, that are anti-black,” she explained. “They may not say specifically in the language, in the words, that they’ll stop and target black people, but when you do this type of proactive policing much akin to stop and frisk…these disproportionately [effect] black and brown and poor communities. So, these things are not only racist; they are also classist.”

[h/t Breitbart]

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