Response to This Kid’s Vines Of White People Following Him Around In Convenience Stores Are Incredible:
I have this happen to me constantly. I am white, but I also have blue and green hair and ragged clothing. It did fall off a little tiny bit when I stopped wearing my trench coat, but not much. In other words, I look like a member of the counter-culture, the underclass, and possibly the homeless populations. All I want to say is that profiling is not totally dependent on race, but mostly on appearance — of which race is a factor. I have to accept that I’ll be followed because of the choices I have made regarding what I present to the world, but this man never made any such decision. That, I think we can agree, makes it wrong.