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by Yvette Carnell
My friend Pascal Robert was kind enough to send me a link which properly exemplifies white privilege. It’s a tale of two men, both of whom refused to show their I.D. to the police, one white and one black.
In this first video, a white man is carrying a gun when police approach him, apparently because they’ve received calls about a kid walking up and down the street with a gun. Here’s the description for the YouTube video:
Cop stops a man who is legally carrying a gun under the open carry law. The man refuses to identify himself to the cop, and points out case law to the officer to justify his position.
And here’s the video:
The white kid, who is walking up and down the street gun in hand, is eventually let go by police after pillorying the officer with questions.
Now, watch what happens when a black man refuses to show his I.D. to a police officer for what the white police officer called an “infraction.” The black man was tasered for his refusal. The police officer never offered a reason as to why the black man in the video should show his I.D., but the officer did become very temperamental and defensive when asked to provide a statute which gives him the right to request I.D. from someone who hasn’t committed a crime.
Also, note that the cop who tasered the black man pointed the taser directly at his heart, as opposed to some other part of his body. Tasering has been known to cause heart arrhythmias that sometimes lead to death.
Here’s the video:
That’s what you call white privilege. And if you have white friends who believe that racism doesn’t exist because they don’t get to see it on a daily basis, send them this link.