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#crimingwhilewhite
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RE: #crimingwhilewhite
(December 11, 2014 at 8:01 pm)thesummerqueen Wrote: The worst I've gotten were traffic violations.

You can believe me, I was punished for those appropriately. It cost some damn money.

I have no idea if anyone of color has been more abused over traffic violations.

The only place I've ever directly, tangibly felt the color of my skin has helped me is when I'm out photographing things. I've never been bitched out by an officious prick of a security guard for taking photos of a building. I can't say the same of the minorities in our photography group.

Otherwise, it's the usual white, middle-class American benefits.

I got told not to take pictures of a building once. I'm white and male. I think if I would have been a good looking female of any race I probably wouldn't have been told anything.
This was while out cycling in Manchester, England.
I've also literally had someone shout out to me something like "How many drugs have you sold today." Just because I was cycling in a rough area and been warned to not cycle near cars in a certain area by another guard who thought my and my friend were car thieves.
I think none of this would have happened if I dressed more like a hipster, or if I was female, or both.


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RE: #crimingwhilewhite
(December 11, 2014 at 9:00 pm)Beccs Wrote: I certainly haven't gotten away with anything because of my skin colour, not that I've ever done anything particularly serious: speeding and kicking some guy who groped me in the balls.
I can only imagine the look on his face when he realized he was groping you in the balls.
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RE: #crimingwhilewhite
(December 12, 2014 at 1:24 pm)paulpablo Wrote: I got told not to take pictures of a building once. I'm white and male. I think if I would have been a good looking female of any race I probably wouldn't have been told anything.

A guy I was dating - a white guy - was also chased off from taking pictures in downtown D.C., but I have no idea if that was because he was male, or because it's D.C. where everyone has a stick up their ass.
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RE: #crimingwhilewhite
(December 12, 2014 at 2:31 pm)Tonus Wrote:
(December 11, 2014 at 9:00 pm)Beccs Wrote: I certainly haven't gotten away with anything because of my skin colour, not that I've ever done anything particularly serious: speeding and kicking some guy who groped me in the balls.
I can only imagine the look on his face when he realized he was groping you in the balls.

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