The Black Lives Matter movement has experienced a rise in the past few months, sparking a nationwide movement against racism and discrimination. Following the death of George Floyd to police brutality, many people have taken to the streets, social channels, and other platforms to call for systemic change. One such individual, Cedric Hill, shares his story of how he experienced unjust racism, how he fought against it, and how he prevailed.
Cedric is a Class A Oilfield truck driver for CDL trucking services. The Pleasanton, Texas-based trucker shares his experience with racism that caused him different types of damages. The incident started when Cedric Hill walked into a gun shop while filming the incident after noticing the storefront’s confederate flag. He got kicked out of the store within moments. Soon after, the police force showed up to make an arrest.
Instead of shrinking back, Cedric chose to stand for his rights and represent himself in the court of law. After ensuing in a legal battle, Cedric Hill came out victorious. Today, he hopes to encourage other minority community members, especially African Americans, to stand for their civil rights. He hopes that his story would become a catalyst for change in his local community and, eventually, the world.
Racial profiling and police brutality on minority members of the population have been under the spotlight as of late. The insidious and damaging form of discrimination has more and more people falling prey to systemic racism, especially by people in the force. A study made in 2018 shows that over twenty-eight percent of all stops made by the Los Angeles police were black drivers, even though African Americans comprise only nine percent of LA’s population. In San Francisco, the number is quite similar to the twenty-six percent of stops made on black drivers.
The many incidents caught on film and shown on the news has caused a rise in fear from the African American community. Many of them admit to living in fear and shame. Yet for the many Americans like Cedric who refuse to shrink back, the problem has become a call to arms. Brave people like trucker Cedric Hill have, in recent times, leveled up the fight against racial profiling and systemic racism by select police officers and are calling for the removal of such members of the force.
Cedric has started a YouTube channel where he has uploaded films of his personal experience with police officers’ racial profiling. One video shows a uniformed police officer fleeing after he got called out by Cedric for stalking him through a Seven-Eleven store parking lot. The video has reached over a thousand and nine hundred views. Cedric Hill made a formal complaint against the officer for breaking his constitutional right and violating his sworn oath.
Today, Cedric takes an active stand along with many other black community members to end violence against African Americans in the country. Cedric has also worked in modeling, boxing, and private security. He once worked for Floyd Mayweather and the Mayweather family when he resided in Las Vegas.
To follow Cedric Hill, visit his YouTube Channel.