During the interview GloZell told Obama she’s worried about the “po-po” killing her husband and so she cut all the hoods off his hoodies.
Obama says, “I understand.”
GloZell: My husband is mad at me right now cuz I cut all the hoods off his hoodies.
Obama: Ha, ha, ha… I understand.
GloZell: I did that. I did that for real because I’m afraid when he goes outside that somebody might shoot and kill him. And it’s not like regular folks. It’s the po-po. I hope that this changes. How can we bridge the gap between black African-American males and white cop?
Obama: Well first of all, we always have to just remind ourselves that the overwhelming majority of police officers are doing a job well and are doing it professionally. What we also know is there are still biases in our society. And in split second situations where people have to make a quick decisions, studies have shown that African-American males are seen as more threatening which puts them in vulnerable situations.