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View Diary: Walking While "Tan:" 16 yo Son Trailed by Neighborhood Watch Captain & Questioned by Police (297 comments)

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  •  I'm a white middle-aged woman (6+ / 0-)

    I am accustomed to going where I want, without anyone questioning my right to be there. A couple of times recently, however, in different contexts, I have had people conclude I was trespassing in a public place (I wasn't), or up to no good (I was strictly minding my own business).

    It was upsetting. Both times I was "presumed wrong," I was upset, my heart was racing. I've had a tiny taste, then, of what brown-skinned people experience, every day.

    Thanks for the diary.

    It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

    by karmsy on Sun Jun 16, 2013 at 05:39:25 PM PDT

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