Originally Posted by wojt
it's not even 'sometimes' it's fucking rarely if you look at the sheer volume of arrests/year
but sure cry systemic racism so everyone knows you're one of the good non-racist whites, pure virtue mate
It's not just arrests dude. It's getting hassled on the street, pulled over for bullshit traffic infractions that white drivers don't face with anything near the same frequency, just being looked at like you're a criminal because of the color of your skin and not anything you as a person have done.
I posted an article with a United States Senator
who got pulled over four times in a year for suspicion of driving a stolen vehicle. You think white Senators are getting pulled over for driving too nice a car in a nice neighborhood? That's a near ubiquitous experience for successful black people. Kareem Abdul Jabar has talked about it. This stuff adds up to a constant message that you do not belong, you're not really wanted, and we've got our eye on you.
And that's just black who are doing well.