The D.L Hughley Show has been bringing amazing content to people, and here are some of the recent highlights that were really on-point.
As D.L Hughley keeps exploring the black experience through his witty and in-your-face show, the comedian also makes sure to give his viewers something extra. His 'A little note from the GED Section' - a few minutes he keeps in his show to nudge people to think about a few things - carries some practical points of view for the black community.
Here are some of his notes on the black experience that you'd relate to:
1. Bias against young black lives has not changed
"THEY SHOWED NO REMORSE": A fifth lawsuit has been filed against the city of Chicago for a police raid on the wrong home. An innocent family says they were terrorized and an 8-year-old boy was put in handcuffs. https://t.co/dWv8i4NYTx— FOX 32 News (@fox32news) May 30, 2019
D. L. talked about how young black kids are seen through biased eyes. He cites an example of how Donald Trump was extremely harsh on Central Park 5, that he even went to the extent of printing newspaper ads asking to execute them - while they were merely boys from 14 to 16 years of age - because of their color.
It was 30 years ago this month that Trump paid $85,000 for full-page newspaper ads calling for 5 black and Latino teens to be executed for rape. And when the real rapist came forward and DNA evidence cleared the Central Park Five, Trump never apologized. https://t.co/NSeTusTux9— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) May 30, 2019
D.L Hughley also mentions the comparison between Trump's aggression towards Central Park 5 and his reaction to a Saudi prince beheading a journalist, with the former being far greater and based on lies - which he still refuses to change his stand on.
2. How labeling Black people still persists, and they still keep people down
Albert N. Wilson, a former University of Kansas student, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison and a lifetime of probation after being convicted by an all-white jury of... https://t.co/X36ugMsD9Q— Black News (@BlackNews) April 10, 2019
D.L draws attention to the fact that black women and men have to do way more than required to be successful, while white people have the privilege to be successful despite them having the chance of being equally mediocre as anybody.
15 yr old Black boy, Lucca picked up a cell phone that fell out of the pocket of a Black boy who was being arrested. In response @browardsheriff officers Christopher Krickovich & Greg LaCerra pepper sprayed, brutally beat, and arrested him.— Bishop Talbert Swan (@TalbertSwan) April 20, 2019
He broke no laws.#JusticeForLucca pic.twitter.com/RQLj38GYGN
Moreover, D.L illustrates how labels arise from stories and myths attached to black people. One of the examples he gave was how people have a biased understanding that black children don't want to learn - so they conveniently don't have to invest in their education systems.
3. On Central Park 5
D.L comments on Ava DeVurney's new film 'When they see us' - harping on the point of how easy it is to prosecute black people based on lies and false evidence. Citing a study, he also shed light on the fact that black people are more likely to get falsely accused of crimes.
Have you seen When They See Us yet? pic.twitter.com/iPEug04pgv— What's on Netflix (@whatonnetflix) June 5, 2019
"When they see us, they see monsters," D.L says. "When white people do something, its crisis; but when black people do something, its crime," he adds.
He goes onto add that black children are also at greater risk due to the 'school to prison pipeline' - which functions due to these labels and gives rise to cases such as Central Park 5 and a lot many that have taken young black lives.