‘Sitting While Black’ latest side of coined indignities | Commentary


When African-American drivers are racially profiled it is commonly called “Driving While Black.” The phrase implies that a motorist might be pulled over by a police officer, questioned and searched simply because of racial bias against African Americans.

“Walking While Black” refers to the disproportionate issuing of pedestrian ticketing, also known as jaywalking, to Blacks, especially in poor neighborhoods.

“Shopping While Black” refers to Blacks stopped and questioned by store managers or employees while shopping.

Now there is a national discussion on whether there is a another form of racial profiling after two African-American men were arrested Thursday after a local…

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