If you’re black in America, stereotypes kill

stereotypes kill

Below is an excerpt from my most recent piece (“If you’re black in America, stereotypes kill”) which has been published over at The Daily Dot. I encourage you to go read it.

Just last week, 62-year-old black grandfather and legal gun owner Clarence Daniels was shopping at Walmart when he was tackled, restrained, and put in a chokehold by three white men who saw his legally concealed firearm and suspected him of being a criminal—while he shopped for coffee creamer. Even pedestrians crossing the street are subject to racial bias: A study revealed that cars are twice as likely not to yield for black pedestrians crossing in a clearly marked crosswalk.Respectability is worthless—student, grandfather, law-abiding citizen—when there is active (and violent) racial bias.

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3 thoughts on “If you’re black in America, stereotypes kill

  1. 1loveforall says:

    tyler perry isnt the only one that dislikes black women , half the country does ,the white man should be the black man biggest problem instead its the big mouth trader known as the black woman #1 enemy of the black man & children ,she is hateful,spitful and just plain wicked THE BLACK AMERICAN WOMAN BE clear africans & people from the island are nothing like her she is shameful

  2. Reblogged this on billy Cameron Breaking News and commented:
    If you’re black in America, stereotypes kill
    by Olivia A. Cole

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