If they could be black, then they would switch

from 2Pac – Lord Knows Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

If the cops could be black i.e. were able to cogently empathise with the people they’re victimising, they would either figuratively switch (cease their behaviour and ‘switch’ to more compassionate, tolerant perspective) or literally switch (switch sides, begin cooperating with the thugs).

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