#CrimingWhileWhite/#AliveWhileBlack

Amidst ongoing rage over the Eric Garner travesty, Attorney General Eric Holder announced the feds will investigate and "seek to heal the breakdown in trust that we have seen." For starters, let them check out the telling  #CrimingWhileWhite - wherein white people confess to the sins they've safely committed under the cloak of white privilege - and

Cops pulled me over saying I was going 45 in a fast lane....The speed limit was 50. We can't even drive slow!" and "Went to police station to report that a white man had sexually assaulted me. Was lectured about how I could ruin his life." From white ones:  "One time I sold weapons to Iranian terrorists, used the $ to illegally fund the Contras, then said I forgot," "At 13 I stole a car with my friends & drove it 2wks before we got busted. Only one charged was black," "Decapitated a cop and in the brief period before his head lost consciousness he smiled and said "it's cool, whatever," "One time my buddies wanted more oil $, so I pretended there were WMDs in Iraq & oversaw the murder of 150,000 ppl," "Dear Lord. Don't even get me started..." and, below a map showing most of the world colored in, "Conquered brown people in all this land."

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