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Dad whose son hid from cops in viral video speaks out

Posted at 8:50 PM, Jun 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-30 20:50:19-04

A father is speaking out after video of his hiding behind a car while a police cruiser drives by his home as he plays basketball outside went viral, a shocking reminder of how so many children internalize racial injustice.

The boy's father posted the video on Instagram which shows his son shooting hoops in the driveway.

His son stops playing and hides behind a car in their driveway when he notices a police cruiser coming down the street. Once the vehicle drives by, he goes back to playing.

"Growing up black or brown most of the time means fearing the police vs looking up to them," the dad said on Instagram. "I live in an affluent neighborhood in Trumbull with a really good school system. This kid has all the opportunity to do/be whatever he wants unlike many kids who look like him because resources aren’t made available. Why does he feel like he has to hide when he isn’t doing anything wrong?