” You can’t protect your children from life. “


” Like anyone else in television, I like to explore my life experience. And I don’t think African-American artists see doing shows or art about African-Americans as something ‘less than.’ I think maybe the industry sometimes does. We don’t get as much attention, we don’t get critical acclaim and so on. “


” I know and understand the result of extreme violence in my own life, in my friends’ lives, and so I know what violence really is. “


” Black folk have been ‘the other’ in shows and movies and in life for quite a long time. Not from our perspective, we’re not ‘the other,’ but from other people’s perspective we have been ‘the other. “


” A lot of African Americans, especially men, deal with this as a part of life. I’ve been pulled over by the police in my life, and I think I’ve only gotten a ticket once. It’s just a part of everyday life, and it doesn’t matter if you’re in the car with your children or by yourself. “



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Like anyone else in television, I like to explore my life experience. And I don
I know and understand the result of extreme violence in my own life, in my friends
Black folk have been
A lot of African Americans, especially men, deal with this as a part of life. I

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