This reminds me of one time years ago when my mom picked me up from work (I’m half Black half White, she’s my White parent), and a cop saw me get into her car and immediately pulled us over because “we were impeding traffic and It looked suspicious”. I tried to communicate calmly how she’s my mother. That calm is a fine balance because it happens often and with police-involved, I have to remember it’s my life I’m playing with when I speak out.
Needless to say, that’s not my only experience with profiling, I doubt it was this man. And his reaction is a reaction to being profiled every time he walks into a store or wherever else he goes his whole life, since a child. Doesn’t matter where I or any other Black person and other people of color live, doesn’t matter how “diverse” the area is, the profiling and targeting don’t go anywhere. You would have a moment of yelling about it once in a while to if it’s been that same way for you since your childhood, your parents’ childhood, your grandparents, etc
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