Racism? By whom? This video of Texas cops stopping a black professor is a racial ‘Rorschach test’

February 23, 2016 in News by RBN

via: The Washington Post

University of North Texas professor Dorothy Bland was walking around Corinth, her affluent Dallas suburb, on Oct. 14 when she was stopped by police. Bland, who is African American, had been exercising in the street. The officers, who are both white, asked her to walk on the opposite side so she could see traffic or, even better, to use the sidewalk. Roughly three minutes later, she was on her way.

The short and seemingly simple interaction has proved anything but, however.

Several days later, Bland, who is the dean of UNT’s Mayborn School of Journalism, wrote an op-ed in the Dallas Morning News claiming that she had been racially profiled.

“Walking while black is a crime in many jurisdictions,” she wrote. “May God have mercy on our nation.”

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