Profiling: Sin or Survival Instinct

It was after dark. I was taking a short cut to the convenience store through an alley. Ahead of me, a middle-aged white woman was walking down a side street and started to enter the alley.

Upon realizing that I would be walking behind her, she made a quick turn out of the alley. Once inside the convenience store, I saw the woman come in. We were headed to the same destination, but she chose to take a different route.

As a black man, should I be offended for being racially profiled? Well guess what? The night before, a late night craving sent me headed to the convenience store down that same alley.

A block away, I saw a white guy as he began to enter the alley. He and I would eventually cross paths. I immediately did a quick turn out of the alley. It was late and dark, without another single soul in sight…

  • Xavier

    Racial profiling is the use of an individual’s race or ethnicity by law enforcement personnel as a key factor in deciding whether to engage in enforcement – Wikipedia

    It’s not racial profiling or survival instinct.
    It’s common sense.

  • BillyHW

    If blacks and muslims don’t want to be profiled, they need to stop giving people a reason to be profiled. It’s as simple as that.

  • Blacksmith

    Oh this ‘uncle Tom’ is gonna get a beatdown by the brothers if they catch him. It is refreshing to hear the truth spoken however.

  • Gary

    Whites get profiled as being hard working , creative, inventive , thick skinned, and smart. Just ask Ernesto (Che) Guevara because that was his view ( circa 1960) , but if I tried to post what he said about Blacks I’d be hauled before the HRC and be arrested for hate-speech .
    Where are these anti-racism groups or Barbara Hall to ask the Whahabbi brown Arab Muslims what they think of Black Africans or Black muslims.
    I love it when the White Liberals like Hall ,Miller, Rae, and Trudeau denounce racism and bigotry as if all the other White people are the real ignorant peon bigots while at the end of the day they go back to their Wealth White Well-policed( http://WWW.elite.Calm) neighbourhood void of a Homeless shelter, Needle Exchange, Money Mart , or a safe-injection sight ( where police are banned).

    Dust off a lily White linen bed sheet and you usually find a Pillow Case with openings for the eyes .

  • Bataviawillem

    Really nice photo.

    • Frau Katze

      There are a lot good ones if you search for “dark alley”.