Driving While Black

Many white Americans have no idea what “driving while Black” means for so many Americans. The entire relationship with the police is a completely different experience for many law abiding Blacks than it is for whites. It can easily result in a pile up of traffic fines, court appearances and ultimately a misdemeanor record or losing a job– from too many missed work days for court or loss of a driver’s license.

The linked New York Times story describes the stunning number of times that a recent victim of a police shooting had been pulled over in the past few years.

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/07/17/us/before-philando-castiles-fatal-encounter-a-costly-trail-of-minor-traffic-stops.html

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