UPDATE: Please also watch the video that socioprof left in comments.
I am more than a little appalled at how stunned I was by the following piece of footage. I know that white society profiles black Americans, that we in particular expect black boys and men to be up to no good, no matter what they’re doing. I know that. I thought I knew that.
But I guess that not ever having had to actually live with it, what with being white and all, I kinda-sorta didn’t know it. Because the following was gobsmacking to me. I rather suspect it will not be to any black viewers.
Watch it, and wait for the 1:51 mark.
I think that the only unrealistic thing here is the idea that any black kid would actually do this in a park full of white people. I’d be interested to see the experiment repeated, but have the black kid wearing a dress shirt and khakis, explaining to anyone who asks that yes, this is his bike.