[LMB] OT: Why, oh why do woman mystery story writers seem to be obsessed with clothes???
wetair at gmail.com
Fri Dec 6 23:04:59 GMT 2019
Black people are not known for being wealthy enough to own expensive cars
and also have the stereotype for committing crime.
You combine those two things and then black person driving an expensive car
increases their risk of being pulled over wheather they done anything wrong
or not, because the cop is thinking they must have stolen the car because
obviously they couldn't afford to buy it.
On Fri, Dec 6, 2019, 5:25 PM Matthew George <matt.msg at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 4, 2019 at 8:58 PM Aruvqan <aruvqan at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Stumptuary laws unofficially still exist - try being black and dressing
> > stylishly for the black neighborhood and drive a mercedes or lexus in a
> > predominately white area, you will get stopped for 'driving while black'
> > and investigated for possibly having stolen the car.
> People say that a lot, but I am dubious. I suspect any casually-dressed
> individual, who doesn't live in an expensive neighborhood, but is driving
> through in an expensive car, is going to attract attention. Actual
> statistics would go a long way towards demonstrating (or refuting) your
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