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Black People Talked About Why They Fear Police And How It Affects Their Lives

"You don't know how the script works because it's nonexistent."

Posted on September 7, 2016, at 7:05 p.m. ET

With the deaths of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and Darius Robinson (among others), this past summer has been a traumatic one for black America. We asked black people to talk about their fears when dealing with police.

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Many said they were aware from a very young age that there were racial disparities black people were facing.

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They discussed how with the development of technology, killings of unarmed black men, women, and children have been gaining more national visibility.

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But everyone was left speechless and uncertain about how and when things would truly change.

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