Soraya Nadia McDonald, THE WASHINGTON POST
(The Washington Post)—Former “Grey’s Anatomy” star Isaiah Washington had a suggestion for Chris Rock about how to avoid being stopped by the police — and it did not go over well.
Wednesday, the Hollywood Reporter ran a story noting that Rock had been involved in police stops three times in less than two months, and each time, he Instagrammed a selfie to document the experience.
“I sold my $90,000.00 Mercedes G500 and bought 3 Prius’s, because I got tired of being pulled over by Police. #Adapt,” Washington tweeted.
Almost immediately, Washington was accused of trucking in respectability politics and offering a solution for a symptom — getting stopped for Driving While Black — rather than the larger problems that inform it, namely over-policing in certain communities.