Anthony Mackie claims website ‘lied’ about ‘dreadlocks’ comments

New Pittsburgh Courier

Anthony MackieAnthony Mackie is finally responding to the backlash again comments he made about police profiling those with dreadlocks. Earlier this week, Mackie spoke with The Grio and remarked folks wearing dreadlocks are profiled by police and can change the profiling by not wearing them. Mackie remarked:

Like my nephew wanted to grow dreadlocks. I’m like fine, I’ll sit you down and I’ll watch The First 48 with you and everybody you see on that show, that’s doing something wrong, they’re black dudes with dreadlocks. So, do you want to be seen as part of the problem or do you want to be an individual?

Mackie further stated:

Let’s just say you have locks and you walking down the street. The police pull you over and say you fit the description of somebody. You start yelling and arguing with the cops. Next thing you know you pressed up against the wall going to jail…

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