‘The Talk’ Host Sheryl Underwood Sobs Over Terence Crutcher Shooting
The Talk took a serious turn when the topic of racial profiling came up.
On the September 20 episode, comedian Sheryl Underwood decided to drop the jokes in favor of sharing some very serious facts after the Tulsa, Oklahoma police shooting of unarmed black man Terence Crutcher.
“You don’t have to train the police not to shoot white people,” the CBS star declared. “Why do you gotta train them to not shoot us?”
Soon enough, Sheryl was in tears describing the plight she faces every day.
“Y’all white and y’all drive all the time and don’t nothing happen to y’all,” she said mid-sob.
“And we black I’m afraid to drive my damn car because if they don’t know who I am, I could be shot. Until y’all feel that, this ain’t never gonna stop.”
The 52-year-old’s emotional plea was a response to co-host Aisha Tyler’s possible solution: better training for law enforcement.
Sheryl, however, thinks the issue needs to go much deeper than a few days of classes for cops.
“You gotta make it a hate crime. You’ve gotta put people in jail,” she urged, while also reminding viewers there are lots of great police officers out there, too.
“When you shoot somebody under the cover of authority you need to lose your job, and you need to lose your livelihood and you need to lose your freedom.”
Hopefully this is the last time The Talk will have to touch on such a tragedy.