Don Cheadle Recalls Being Racially Profiled by Cops Because He 'Fitted the Description'
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The Marvel actor remembers being stopped by police officers 'more times than [he] can count' and having guns put to his head during his encounters with the cops.

AceShowbiz - Don Cheadle has been stopped by police "more times than I can count" because he "always fits the description."

The "Black Monday" star told U.S. late night TV show host Jimmy Fallon that when he grew up in a predominantly Black neighbourhood in Kansas City, Missouri, he would never see law enforcement authorities.

However, that all changed when he and his family moved to the suburbs, he claimed, as the star opened up on the racial profiling he experienced.

"That's when a lot of bullying started when I was in school and definitely predicated on race," he said. "That's when it started to be evident that the cops were not on team Don."

He went on to explain that it became clear that he endured "different treatment," which continued when he eventually moved to Los Angeles.

"I got stopped more times than I can count," Cheadle said of his experience with law enforcement, adding that he also had "guns put to my head." "I always fit the description. I used to finish their sentences. They'd go, 'We're stopping you because...' and I'd go, 'I fit the description. I know.' "

The "Iron Man 2" star added, "This is something that was happening over and over again. I had good friends that were almost killed by the police for nothing."

Cheadle also discussed the video of cops in Minneapolis killing African-American man George Floyd and confessed that the tragedy was unfortunately not novel for him.

"This is not something that is new to me once all these videos came out," he lamented.

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