• Chris Rock: White Kids Never Get Shot By Cops

    Actor-comedian Chris Rock sounded off about race and police ‘brutality’ against young black men, during an interview with The Guardian last week.

    “It’s not that it’s gotten worse, it’s just that it’s part of the 24-hour news cycle. What’s weird is that it never happens to white kids,” Rock said. “There’s no evidence that white youngsters are any less belligerent, you know? We can go to any Wall Street bar and they are way bigger assholes than in any other black bar. But will I see cops stop shooting black kids in my lifetime? Probably not.”

    Rock later explained he was happy to have daughters instead of sons because girls don’t have to worry about getting beat up by the cops.

    “Girls have their own things to worry about,” he said, “ but [getting beaten up by the police] is just not a thing that generally happens to girls.”

    Rock believes the fact that there’s a black family in the White House affects white people’s kids rather than black kids.

    “It’s white people who have made progress,” he said. “To call it black progress suggests we deserved everything that happened to us: the kids my kids grow up with won’t have a hard time picturing my daughters in an executive capacity — that’s progress, you know what I mean?”

    Rock believes police violence is just a part of everyday life for young black men and has started documenting each time he has been stopped by the police while driving on social media.

    “I’ve always been stopped by the cops. Cops stop black guys who drive nice cars,” he said.

    Rock said he was surprised that the police officers in Baltimore were charged with the manslaughter and murder of Freddie Gray.

    “I am kinda surprised, and you know, unfortunately it may have something to do with the black mayor and the black police chief and all that stuff. But, hey, charged and convicted are different – so we’ll see.”

    A majority of Americans now say that President Obama hasn’t worked to improve relations between whites and blacks, but Rock is still an Obama supporter.

    “Oh yeah – he’s been good,” Rock said. “Great, even. He wasn’t going to solve America, but the country was off the rails and he was like Alec Baldwin in Glengarry Glen Ross, you know? He really sorted shit out.”

    Flashback: Perhaps Chris Rock should revisit his old material as he searches for answers on how to end what he calls police brutality?


    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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