'Reading Rainbow' Host's New Lesson: How to Avoid Being Shot by Police

The nonthreatening middle-aged former host of Reading Rainbow says he has to go through all this "because I live in America."

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Depressing (but not surprising) statement of the week: LeVar Burton told CNN on Monday that he has a whole routine every time he's stopped by police, designed to avoid the potentially deadly confrontation that could result from racial profiling. He removes his hat and sunglasses, rolls down his window and puts out his hands to show he's not armed.

The nonthreatening middle-aged former host of Reading Rainbow says he has to go through all that "because I live in America." Watch here:

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