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Isaiah Washington Clarifies his Suggestions that Chris Rock Trade his Luxury Ride for a Prius to Avoid Being Stopped by Cops

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Soraya Nadia McDonald, THE WASHINGTON POST

 

 

(The Washington Post)—Former “Grey’s Anatomy” star Isaiah Washington had a suggestion for Chris Rock about how to avoid being stopped by the police — and it did not go over well.

Wednesday, the Hollywood Reporter ran a story noting that Rock had been involved in police stops three times in less than two months, and each time, he Instagrammed a selfie to document the experience.

“I sold my $90,000.00 Mercedes G500 and bought 3 Prius’s, because I got tired of being pulled over by Police. #Adapt,” Washington tweeted.

Almost immediately, Washington was accused of trucking in respectability politics and offering a solution for a symptom — getting stopped for Driving While Black — rather than the larger problems that inform it, namely over-policing in certain communities.

 

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