Shopping While Black: Celebs Who’ve Been Racially Profiled

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Grammy winning Roots drummer Questlove shared that he has been racially profiled between 20-30 times over the course of his life. One of the most humiliating experiences, he said, is the time he was in the car with actress Jurnee Smollett on his way to pick up a gift for his manager. He stopped to make a phone call and was swarmed by police cars. Officers made the two spread eagle on the police cars while they were frisked, and then they had to wait in the back of the squad cars while his vehicle was searched. They were then let them go.

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