To Combat Racist Police Calls, Convince White People to Speak Up

July 21, 2018

Nearly every week, there’s a viral video showing a white person calling the police on a black person for going about their daily lives. That includes going to the pool, leaving an AirBnb, or using a coupon. Michelle Saahene and Melissa DePino say while raising awareness is great, people – especially white people – need to speak up in the moment. They were in the Philadelphia Starbucks the day when the two black men were arrested while waiting for their friend. Soledad O’Brien sits down with both of them to discuss their initiative, From Privilege to Progress.