This Is Wrong: On Race and Class and Unassailable Privilege

This Is Wrong: On Race and Class and Unassailable Privilege

For everything you need to know about the justice (sic) system in America, a brief impromptu video wherein Jody Westby, a take-no-prisoners white attorney, comes to the aid of Dennis Stucky, an older, disabled, black handyman who gets stopped by cops for walking while black in an uber-fancy D.C. neighborhood. Check out Westby's imperious don't-give-me-this-crap tone when she sternly tells the cops to back off - and then imagine the bloody scenario if she was a black male - a group, says a new study, 21 times more likely to be shot dead by police than their white counterparts. 

“Just because he’s black, it doesn’t mean he’s here to rob a house,” bristles Westby. "This is wrong. Now please leave our neighborhood."

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