Cops Are(n't) Colorblind: Changing the NYPD from the Inside and Out

2020, Documentary

Release Year: January 8, 2020
Country: United States
Director: Temis Anthony Cantos, Demetrius Doward, Nyla Cepeda, Laye (Dani) Diakite, Geordy (Geo) Eduardo Meijia, Niaja L. Nazario, Diana Pagan, Jhonatan St. Phard, Taliya Hughes, Mikey Rosa, Moesha Martinez, and Shaniya Fletcher
Producer: Kate Levy and Ambreen Qureshi


Racial profiling by police is a recurring problem in our society for people of color. Our documentary film shows two main characters, Demitrius and Niaja, who experienced racial profiling as young teenagers. Demitrius was followed, stopped and searched based on what he was wearing. While this experience affected Demitrius’ identity–how he dresses, walks and presents himself it also made him curious about black history and the roots of racial profiling.


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