15 Best Examples of #crimingwhilewhite
Twitter exploded with the hashtag #crimingwhilewhite after the announcement that the officer who killed Eric Dorner of New York would not be indicted despite the video evidence and choke-hold being outlawed for a method to physically control arrestees. It's a culturally relevant peek behind the curtain of white privilege, especially less than a week after the Ferguson decision to not indict officer Darren Wilson was announced in the unarmed shooting death of Michael Brown. And let's not forget all of the individuals who still like to deny the existence of white privilege [ahem - Bill O'Reilly].
We've compiled some of the most compelling tweets from the night. Actually, most of the stories are so crazy we simply pulled from the timeline we were on without scrolling too deep, which makes these all the more greater. Step into the world rarely witnessed by brown skin.
Myself, I've been arrested or detained while closing down a store I managed (for looking suspicious in uniform), walking out of a theatre (looking suspicious searching for my car I forgot where it was parked), and walking home from a friend's house 6 houses away (looking suspicious holding toothpaste - the officer smelled the toothpaste); so I don't know a damn thing about this life.
What do you think? See any tweets that stood out to you? Have any stories you want to share with us?