Watch: Young man’s candid video about race and traffic stops goes viral
LEXINGTON, SC- Will Stack is a 22 year-old service member with the Army National Guard, who posted a video on Wednesday, April 8 talking candidly and honestly about a recent traffic stop.
According to Stack, he was pulled over by a Lexington police officer for “improper use of the median.” In his video, Stack said “I made sure my hands were on the steering wheel, I made sure to speak very politely as I always do. I did what he told me to do. I handed him the information and I sat here and waited and turned my music down.”
In reference to the recent fatal shooting of 50 year-old Walter Scott in North Charleston, SC, Stack said he had first seen the video and found parts of it alarming, but wanted to keep an open mind about what happened. Stack uses his clip to express himself from his own perspective as an African American male explaining why the use of labels is hurting society.
“The world really needs to stop putting labels on people and things and see them as who they are: people doing jobs, doing things. Ignorance has no color. God doesn’t see color,” Stack said. “Why should we?”
Watch the full video below: