In response to an online protests where white Americans take to social media to share their experiences with police, black responders have created the #AliveWhileBlack hashtag to share less positive encounters with police.
#Crimingwhilewhite reveals just how much of a break whites gets when committing crimes. Unfortunately, that luxury isn’t available to people of color.
Like the #CrimingWhileWhite stories, the #AliveWhileBlack hashtag tweets are not verifiable. But they have been a stirring reminder about the ways blacks face discrimination in American life even in far less dramatic situations than those that have been in the news lately.
Watched my dad get stopped without cause by cops for driving a “nice car” when I was a child. #alivewhileblack
— jamiaw (@jamiaw) December 4, 2014
Blindsided while riding bike & knocked unconscious. Woke up to cop questioning me. Blood streaming down face. Cop leaves. #AliveWhileBlack
— Elon James White (@elonjames) December 4, 2014
Stopped b/c child “did not look like he shld be w/me”Asked to prove my light-skinned nephew was not being kidnapped #alivewhileblack
— karla holloway (@ProfHolloway) December 4, 2014
Black lives matter, and they deserve equal treatment.
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