Closer Look: Fatal Interactions with Police; Comprehensive Sex Education; And More

Dr. Andrea Swartzendruber, assistant professor at the University of Georgia’s College of Public Health (left) discusses the possibility of changing the sex education curriculum at Gwinnett County schools with Tamara Ashley (center) and Jaime Winfree (right), co-founders of Gwinnett Citizens for Comprehensive Sex Education on “Closer Look” Monday.
Dr. Andrea Swartzendruber, assistant professor at the University of Georgia’s College of Public Health (left) discusses the possibility of changing the sex education curriculum at Gwinnett County schools with Tamara Ashley (center) and Jaime Winfree (right), co-founders of Gwinnett Citizens for Comprehensive Sex Education on “Closer Look” Monday.
Credit Emilia Brock / WABE

Monday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Rose gives a news brief about former First Lady Rosalynn Carter’s successful surgery on Sunday, noting that she will remain at Emory University Hospital for rest and recovery. Plus, the Marvel Studios film “Black Panther,” which was partly filmed here in the Atlanta area, has hauled in $192 million dollars in its opening weekend. According to Forbes.com, that figure will rise to $218 million dollars for the holiday weekend.
  • 1:53: Blacks, especially women, are more likely to have been unarmed when killed by police than non-blacks. In fact, a recent study found that nearly 60 percent of black women killed by police were unarmed at the time of the interaction. This is according to a new study of nationwide data from Washington University in St. Louis. We learn more from the study’s author, Dr. Odis Johnson.
  • 24:16: The film “Black Panther” has set records at the box office. We speak with Gil Robertson, president of the African American Film Critics Association, about the film’s opening weekend success and potential to usher in more blockbuster films with a predominantly African-American cast.
  • 34:10: One Gwinnett County parent group wants the school district to change its sex education curriculum. They say the current teachings are outdated and inaccurate. We hear from Jaime Winfree and Tamara Ashley, co-founders of Gwinnett Citizens for Comprehensive Sex Education, and Dr. Andrea Swartzendruber, assistant professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of Georgia’s College of Public Health.
Parent group Gwinnett Citizens for Comprehensive Sex Education says that Gwinnett County schools' current teachings are outdated and inaccurate.
Parent group Gwinnett Citizens for Comprehensive Sex Education says that Gwinnett County schools’ current teachings are outdated and inaccurate. Credit Emilia Brock / WABE