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A wave of white people are taking to social media to inform the masses about the double standard that is present when it comes to interacting with the police.

#CrimingWhileWhite became Twitter’s highest trending topic in America after a New York grand jury decided to not indict a white police officer who fatally placed a black man in a chokehold this past summer. 

From CNN:

Garner’s case also catapulted other hashtags into prominence in the Twitterverse, including #ICantBreathe, a reference to Garner’s last words.

Garner’s case also catapulted other hashtags into prominence in the Twitterverse, including #ICantBreathe, a reference to Garner’s last words.

 

 

Read more at CNN

The tweets paint a portrait that many of us are already aware of, the disproportionate amount of racial discrimination when it comes to interactions with the police. #Crimingwhilewhite has garnered mixed reviews on social media. Some praise the campaign, while others react in anger, calling it a prime example of white privilege.

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