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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




Isaiah Washington (CC BY 3.0)

Isaiah Washington (CC BY 3.0)

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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