Comedian D.L. Hughley stopped by MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” this week to share some of the questionable advice Black folks have received from the likes of Megyn Kelly, Mark Fuhrman and others on how to interact with police.
Hughley, author of the book, “How Not to Get Shot: and Other Advice from White People” began by describing a heated 2016 interview with former Fox News host Megyn Kelly and disgraced LAPD officer Mark Fuhrman that quickly devolved into chaos.
“I was on her show to talk about my [previous] book and Philando Castile had just gotten shot,” he told host Joe Scarborough. “So we were going to morph that conversation into policing and communities and she had Mark Fuhrman on … like — Mark Fuhrman talking about police is like Bill Cosby going to a rape crisis center.”
The author and activist then rattled off a list of problematic advice he’s received from equally problematic people.
“… Rudy Guiliani, ‘you need to teach your children to respect the police,” Hughley said. “Geraldo Rivera, ‘if you dress like a thug, you’ll be treated like a thug’. Joe Arpaio, ‘just don’t break the law.'”
“I figure white people been giving black people advice for a few hundred years,” he added, chuckling.
The discussion then took a more serious tone as Hughley and the panel addressed the frightening reality many Black people face when encountered by police and the reality for Black parents.
“What’s so depressing in 2018 is that if I were a Black father, first thing I would have to do is sit down with my three boys and say, ‘listen, here is the deal, the rules aren’t the same,” Scarborough commented. “‘ When the police pulls you over, put your hands-on the steering wheel and freeze.’”
“And even that doesn’t even work,” Hughley chimed in.
“As a Black dad, you spend your whole life scared to death,” the host added.
Watch more in the clip below.