Fighting the Racial Bias at the Core of Hollywood’s Cop Shows

Tom Selleck and Dennis Haysbert. Getty

By VEENA SUD and RASHAD ROBINSON

If fiction is the lie that tells a deeper truth, the TV crime genre has been, for the most part, the lie that simply tells a lie. As a storyteller (Veena) and an advocate for racial justice (Rashad), we collaborated for the past two-and-a-half years in an attempt to reimagine the roles of cops, victims, prosecutors and…