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Higher Learning With ZeldaSpeaks: Arrested For Drinking Coffee While Black?

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Host Naimah Latif

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Where can we just relax and enjoy a cup of coffee without the fear of racial injustice? Once again the nation is in an uproar after a video went viral of two black men being arrested at a Starbucks for just sitting. Is this the new criminal offense - "Drinking Coffee While Black"?  Today our host ZeldaSpeaks will explore what it is that keeps triggering irrational fear in police, making them seek to criminalize innocent black people. Many blacks are fearful of police, because of the irrational behavior that too often makes them attack blacks first and ask questions later. The police department in Philadelphia stand by their officers.  How should this matter have been better addressed by the African American Police Sargeant in Philadelphia who defended the officers for their offensive behavior?