Tristan “Mack” Wilds is sick and tired of the way the media and others unfairly profile black males, and he wants to blow these misconceptions to smithereens in a new Discovery+ show.
Tristan, who starred in “The Wire,” joined “TMZ live” Wednesday to talk about the false stereotypes that have been attached to Black males … false stereotypes like Black fathers leave their families, and they devalue Black women.
Tristan knows of where he speaks, growing up as a Black male in America and dealing with these damaging presumptions people make.
The Discovery+ show is executively produced by none other than Tina Knowles-Lawson, who had a strategy to get her message out. The strategy — don’t sell the show to a predominately Black network. Her reasoning is that white people are the ones who need education, so Discovery+ fits the bill.
It’s interesting … Tristan thinks the way the media has unfairly characterized Black men has spilled over into the problems of police officers profiling Black men — the cops learn from the media and then perpetuate the false narrative.
The docuseries premiered earlier this month, and new episodes will air on Discovery+, every Saturday.
Tune in to “TMZ live” for the full interview.