We’re always all ears when Chris Rock speaks on society and pop culture. For his recent Guardian interview, the comedian again offered insight. This time on the death of Freddie Gray and the Baltimore Uprisings.
“It’s not that it’s gotten worse, it’s just that it’s part of the 24-hour news cycle.”
Rock was profiled by the England-based magazine, as his latest film Top Five is officially set to open in theatres across the pond.
Just as he spoke thoughtfully on the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown last year, Rock was blunt but honest about America’s unbelievably still lingering racial dilemmas:
“What’s weird is that it never happens to white kids. There’s no evidence that white youngsters are any less belligerent, you know? We can go to any Wall Street bar and they are way bigger assholes than in any other black bar. But will I see cops stop shooting black kids in my lifetime? Probably not.”
He also reflected on how it was “surprising” that the six cops responsible for Gray’s death were charged (with homicide). But quickly his cynicism disclosed a heavy outlook. “But, hey, charged and convicted are different, so we’ll see.”
Included in the Guardian piece, are Rock’s afterthoughts on his impending divorce and the last impact of President Obama’s legacy.