"What I instill in them is more about the police," London said of teaching her sons about violence.
"How to handle yourself when you get pulled over. That’s more of my education, protecting them being black men in America," she explained.
The Red Table Talk episode comes at a very pertinent time as a little over a week ago, George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died after he was pinned to the ground as white police officer Derek Chauvin placed a knee on Floyd's neck for more than eight minutes during the arrest. Chauvin has since been charged with second-degree murder.
The Facebook Watch episode first opened with the discussion of police brutality, mentioning Breonna Taylor, an African American aspiring nurse working as an EMT who was "shot eight times" in March by police officers while in her own home in Louisville, Kentucky.
Taylor, 26, was shot on March 13 by Louisville Metro Police Department officers executing a drug warrant, according to The Louisville Courier Journal.
In April, her family filed a lawsuit against the city's police department, alleging police were actually looking for a man who lived in Taylor's building but not her apartment. The suspect had been apprehended before officers allegedly entered Taylor's apartment unannounced.
Red Table Talk airs Wednesdays on Facebook Watch at 9 a.m. PT / 12 p.m. ET.
To help combat systemic racism, consider learning from or donating to these organizations:
• Campaign Zero (joincampaignzero.org) which works to end police brutality in America through research-proven strategies.
• ColorofChange.org works to make government more responsive to racial disparities.
• National Cares Mentoring Movement (caresmentoring.org) provides social and academic support to help black youth succeed in college and beyond.
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