I’ve been trying to write a post about race in America for the past week but have just had a difficult time getting it right. I like the Sen. Scott video because he describes the problem very well and proves it is not a political issue, it’s a human and American issue. I figured I’d send you on a round-about way to the article and video, but make sure you take time to watch the video (also here https://youtu.be/NmMQimrT8qk)!
Yesterday, black Republican United States Senator Tim Scotttook to the Senate floor to describe being pulled over seven times in one year as an elected U.S. official. In some cases, he was pulled over for speeding; in others, “driving a new car in the wrong neighborhood or some reason just as trivial.” He explained how this is common among the black men in his life, regardless of their position, income, or disposition:
His brother, a command sergeant major in the U.S. Army, was once pulled over for driving a Volvo. The officer thought it might be stolen.
One of his staffers was pulled over so many times for driving a nice car, he traded down for a less-nice model.
“Thank God I have never been bodily harmed,” Scott said, adding that he is nevertheless keenly aware of the currently slanted scales of justice.
Today, he will follow up with proposed solutions.
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