Friday, June 14, 2013

What Racial Profiling Looks Like In Real Life.

The whole Trayvon/Zimmerman trial and some people's insistence that racial profiling is obviously a figment of Negro imagination (and something else we can blame on Obama. Definitely Obama.) made me think of this old segment on ABC News. If you haven't seen it, take a moment to watch this peculiar social experiment.

For the record, I don't think the white people in this clip are racist. Because reality is, I'd probably see the aformentioned thieves and jump the the same illogical conclusion.[1] That may sound sad to most of you, but reality is as Americans we are all conditioned to see crime through the prism of race.

Question: What did you think of that clip?!?

[1] I will, however, note that unlike most of the people in this video, I wouldn't have stopped to confront (or for that matter asssist) the "thief". I prolly woulda just kept it pushin'. Just being honest here.

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