Black People : 21 THINGS A BLACK MAN CANT DO

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  1. Kemetstry

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    21 Things You Can't Do While Black


    In the United States, sometimes your skin color is evidence enough against you.

    —By Lauren Williams
    | Wed Feb. 12, 2014 3:00 AM GMT
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    Update: On February 15, 2014, the judge in the murder trial of Michael Dunn declared a mistrial on the first-degree murder count after the jury could not come to a decision. The jury reached verdicts for the other charges Dunn faced, and he was found guilty of three counts of attempted second-degree murder and one count of throwing a deadly missile. Prosecutor Angela Corey said that she will retry Dunn for first-degree murder in Jordan Davis' death.
    Florida's second sensational, race-tinged murder trial in less than a year is underway. Michael Dunn, a white, 47-year-old software developer, shot and killed Jordan Davis, a 17-year-old African American, as the teen sat in an SUV with three friends.
    Charged with first-degree murder, Dunn is pleading self-defense.* He contends that he argued with the teens (over what a witness says he called their "thug music") and fired on them after he claims he saw Davis brandish a shotgun. Police found no gun at the scene, and witnesses say Davis never had one.
    Like the George Zimmerman trial, during which the self-styled neighborhood watchman successfully argued that he shot and killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager, in self-defense, Dunn's case has raised questions about Florida's broad Stand Your Ground law, racial profiling, and how the two issues intersect. Would Martin and Davis be alive if they weren't black? Would they have been afforded the benefit of the doubt by their killers if they had been white? Their deaths didn't happen in a vacuum. There's evidence that just being black in the United States is often all it takes to arouse suspicion. Here are 21 examples from the last five years of some of the things black people can't do without others thinking they're up to no good.
    1. Listen to loud music at a gas station.
    2. Walk home from a snack run to 7-11.
    3. Wear a hoodie.
    4. Drive after swimming.
    5. Drive in a car with a white girl.
    6. Appear in public in New York City.
    7. Walk on the wrong side of the street.
    8. Wait for a school bus to take you to your high school basketball game.
    9. Drink iced tea in a parking lot.
    10. Seek help after a car accident.
    11. Inspect your own property.
    12. Show up at your job.
    13. Talk trash after an NFL game.
    14. Throw a temper tantrum in kindergarten.
    15. Buy designer accessories at Barney’s.
    16. Buy designer accessories at Macy’s.
    17. Be a 13-year-old boy.
    18. Enter your own home.
    19. Botch a science experiment.
    20. Be a tourist.
    21. Lay face down in handcuffs.
    Clarification: A previous version of this story stated that Dunn was pleading self-defense under Florida's controversial Stand Your Ground law.Dunn waived his right to an immunity hearing under Stand Your Ground, but it has played a significant role in Dunn's defense. During the trial, Dunn's attorney argued to the jury that Dunn had the right to "meet force with force"—language pulled directly from the law. The same language is also in the jury instructions, according to Dunn's attorney. Return to the story.





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  2. sekou kasimu

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    That's the same trick the defense used in the Zimmerman trial! Zimmerman waived his right to an immunity hearing, but was allowed to use an aspect of stand your ground in his defense. Demon Dunn was allowed to present the same defense. :mad: When will black Americans wake up and realize, that like Mama Winnie Mandela has said repeatedly, "We are at war"? :confused:
     
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    I'm sure some were left off the list





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    22. Be seen in certain neighborhoods after dark






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    Was thinking about this while reading before getting to the the end of the outlined instances, then saw it last. Think you have most of these covered.

    Could also add

    23. Whistling or winking at a woman

    Of course this is an older artifact, but one has to ask... how often does this thinking still occur in the so called "South".
     
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    Oh, I know some brother has had his life ruined over this





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    A good friend of mine had that happen to him






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    Why would anyone want too? :confused:
     
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    The heart wants what the heart wants





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