I guess I should qualify that headline by saying, “If you’re white, this racial profiling experiment will leave your jaw dropped.” Not that a lot of us white folks don’t understand that racial profiling exists. I know I do, and have had several people close to me tell me all kinds of crazy stories about living while black (or brown), but somehow seeing racial profiling as examined through this 2010 bike stealing experiment run by ABC News helped me understand just how viscerally strangers react to others based on the color of their skin.
This video is making the rounds again this week as George Zimmerman goes to trial over the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Take a look:
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