(Content Warning: Police brutality)
“When cell phone commercials get too real.”
How can we protect ourselves when police officers’ biases so often lead to brutality against people of color?
Franchesca “Chescaleigh” Ramsey’s got one idea with this humorous take on shopping for a cell phone in 2015. She writes, “No, there’s nothing funny about police brutality, but our goal was to use humor to confront the issue head on. Cell phones aren’t just cell phones anymore. What they capture can literally be a matter of life and death.”
This comedic situation might seem absurd, but unfortunately, it’s not too far off from our reality.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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To learn more about this topic, check out:
- 4 Myths About Police Brutality We Need To Stop Spreading Right Now
- 4 Reasons Why the US Police Force Is an Extension of Slavery and White Supremacy
Franchesca “Chescaleigh” Ramsey is a graphic designer and video blogger based out of New York City. With over 100k subscribers on her two YouTube channels, Chescaleigh and Chescalocs, she and her videos have been featured on numerous style and entertainment blogs and news publications including MTV, The New York Times, Essence.com, and The BBC. In January 2012, Franchesca had her first viral video “Shit White Girls Say…to Black Girls” which accumulated 1.5 million views in 24 hours, 6 million views in a week and over 9 million views to date. Follow her on Twitter @chescaleigh.