“Happens all the time.”

/“Happens all the time.”

On being stopped by police while black.

2016-09-15T08:26:55+00:0017th September, 2016|Tags: culture|

2 Comments

  1. Vickie 19th September, 2016 at 9:45 am

    Meanwhile, over here in Australia, Asians get their tickets and ID checked every time because apparently we’re all fucking cheapskates who purchase the cheapest available ticket or no ticket at all if given the chance. One time on the bus, I sat there and watched the bus driver checked every single East Asian and no other race. One other time, a fellow Asian friend said he was asked to produce a student card even though he purchased a full price adult ticket.

    (Meanwhile meanwhile, at the airport, the partner always gets pulled over and routinely checked because he’s tall, white, blond hair blue eyes — their token “see here, we check unmistakably white people too”.)

    • Alis 29th September, 2016 at 7:48 am

      … Wow. I did not know that about the ticket thing here. Ugh. D:

      And, yeah: Mat is a ranga, so he’s also the token Extremely Anglo See We’re Not Racist We Swear airport check guy.

      (Also apparently email notifications for comments are broken again. /shakes fist at WordPress)

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