Kal Penn, Stop and Frisk, and racial profiling

Black on Black crime is a myth. It’s not a thing. It’s false. A lie. Or, at least, if it is a thing, then so is white on white crime, but no one ever talks about that, because it’s easier to believe that black folks are inherently violent so that when communities of color try to have a discussion about racism in the justice system, people who would rather ignore gross injustices can point fingers and yell, “BLACK ON BLACK CRIME” to shut down any discussion about the school-to-prison pipeline or policies in this country that lead to black folks being locked up at higher rates than white folks (or gunned down without recourse, *ahem*.)

From Kal Penn, You Racist, Bro?


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