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Bob Marley grand-daughter Donisha Prendergast detained by California cops

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Not even fame can protect you from institutional racism in the United States. Jamaican actress and filmmaker Donisha Prendergast, the granddaughter of reggae legend Bob Marley, found out in no uncertain terms when California police detained her and three of her friends as they were leaving an AirBnB home last week.

 

A neighbour reportedly called police on the group of friends – three of whom were said to be black - while witnessing them depart the premises with their luggage.

“So much things to say right now. I got surrounded by the police for being black in a white neighbourhood,” Prendergast, the daughter of Sharon Marley, wrote on Instagram.

 

She added: “I am sad and irritated to see that fear is still the first place police officers go in their pursuit to serve and protect, to the point that protocol supersedes their ability to have discernment. Many have suffered and died in moments like these. That’s crazy reality check. Give thanks for life and the ability to stand our ground. We are stronger together. Use your voice collectively.”

 

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