Suspicious White Guy Accessories

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Everyone’s talking about black men and hoodies, but what about all the accessories that make people think white guys are up to no good?

Obviously this cartoon is inspired by the Trayvon Martin killing, but racial profiling happens all the time. Even, and I’d argue especially so, with the cops. If you haven’t seen it already, check out this awful story from White Plains, NY.

Sanford, Fla. Neighborhood Watch News & Notes

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As a white guy, I never had to deal with profiling. Except when I wear a hoodie and people assume I’m a hipster rather than just a chilly dude.

Here’s a fun tip if you happen to be armed and live in a “Stand Your Ground” state: If you let the unarmed dude who scares you know you have a gun instead of shooting him right away, he’ll probably stop doing whatever it is scaring you. Unless the thing he’s doing is simply being black. People can’t stop doing that.