Reggie Bythewood’s grandfather was a police officer who taught him how to drive. He also gave him “the talk.”
“That’s what to do and what not to do when a racist police officer pulls you over,” explains Bythewood, a writer and producer whose films include “Notorious” and “Get on the Bus.” “Stay calm,” he recalls. “Repeat the officer’s name. No sudden moves.”
So responsible father figures in the black community tell kids the exact same thing responsible father figures in the white community do -of course in the case of the latter nobody is getting a tv show out of it, but then again no one said the world was fair.