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Here's What Happened When 45 Black Men Were Asked To Respond To The Word "Police"

It's pretty powerful to see how their responses change over time.

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To close out Black History Month, Cut Video asked 45 black men, ages 5 to 50, to respond to one word — "police." Here's what happened...

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When the youngest of the group heard the word, they had mostly positive things to say...

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But as they got older, their reaction to the word continued to get more and more negative...

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By the time the video started showing men in their twenties, there were few responses that weren't along the lines of brutality.

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As the men got older and older, it became clear that they had little trust for the police...

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...and most were fearful of them.

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Cut Video also asked the same men to respond to the word "Ferguson." You can watch that video here.

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