I remember watching this movie when i was like 7 years old and at the time i had no idea as to why cuba teared up cause in my head i was like “cuba calm down. he was just messing around, you didn’t die.” But now that i’m older and i see what an officer is capable of doing and getting away with, i don’t blame him for being so emotional and scared
And to see one of your own do that to you
"… but don’t let it be a black and a white one. cause they’ll slam ya down to the street top. black police showin out for the white cop.” - Ice Cube (Fuck The Police, 1988)
this scene always makes me cringe, like that officer could have shot him right through his skull and that white officer would have patted him on the back for it………
We’re not people really. Our concerns are not America’s concerns. We are just here for entertainment. We’re a convenient treasure trove of limitless creativity to be pillaged, watered down, and re-purposed for White audiences and the people getting rich from bastardized stereotypes and simplified caricatures of everything we bring to the table have nothing to say when shit gets really real.