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This Video of Black Parents Explaining How To Handle the Police to Their Kids Will Break Your Heart

WatchCut's newest video, filled with tears and emotions, shows how black parents walk their children through handling the police.

"I'm Ariel Sky Williams. I'm 8 years old. I'm unarmed and I have nothing that will hurt you."


In WatchCut's newest video with This Matters, black families sit their young ones down to talk about how to deal with the police. A cooling grey background with minimal seats are filled with the various family dynamics—like a father and his young daughter, a mother and her teenage daughter—and they each walk through how they continuously teach their kin what to do just in case they get pulled over, why the law and their rights will most likely work against them.

The most powerful, gut wrenching moments of this video are when the parents explain their greatest fears with their children—the fact that their encounter with the law could be with a bad cop.

It's become the norm in 2017, where black families in America (and around the world) take the task of having tough conversations like this with their children for the sake of survival.

Just as a heads up—this one's a tearjerker. Have a look below.

Music

Listen to Femi Kuti's New Song 'As We Struggle Everyday'

Femi explains: "'As We Struggle Everyday' is about how hard people work everyday to make ends meet and still go to vote corrupt politicians into power who are meant to be in jail."

Femi Kuti shares his new single, "As We Struggle Everyday," the latest drop from the upcoming double album Legacy +, a joint endeavor with his son Made Kuti.

"As We Struggle Everyday" is a politically-charged afrobeat tune about people having the voting power to hold their 'leaders' accountable, but often failing to do so. Throughout the song, Femi sings "As we struggle everyday We try to find a better way See these leaders wey suppose jail Na him my people dem dey hail."

Femi explains: "'As We Struggle Everyday' is about how hard people work everyday to make ends meet and still go to vote corrupt politicians into power who are meant to be in jail."

Legacy +, which is due out February 5 from Partisan Records, includes a full album by Femi titled Stop The Hate and an album by his son, Made, titled For(e)ward. The pair have previously shared the singles "Pà Pá Pà" and "Your Enemy" off the upcoming release.

Listen to Femi Kuti's "As We Struggle Everyday" below.

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