The Privileges of Driving

In a small discussion group for a course I was taking on racism, I described a time when a cop and I bantered back and forth after I’d been pulled over. A young Black man said, “I could not ever do something like that.” We discussed how parents of white children tell them that they may lose their driving privileges if they get pulled over. For a Black family, it’s a totally different conversation—one of life or death. – Beth Cort-Voltmer,

hard white truths

Positively Purging-I welcome your feedbacks in the comments and your likes and passing the real life wisdom on to others as I embark on this new venture of “positively purging“, as I know each of these pieces represents something…

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3 Responses to The Privileges of Driving

  1. Man, what? You can post this daily! It’s a reminder that EVERYBODY needs to see. Many won’t comment but we ALL know its the truth. I was just telling my son yesterday “Stay Woke” is real b/c I had forgotten about the cop that killed that young man by “accidently” pulling her gun instead of her taser. The audacity. But that goes back to the post that we don’t lose privileges’, we lose our lives. THEY see it and THEY know it. But it doesn’t affect them so they don’t give it no time or energy. The nerves!

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    • msw blog says:

      The young man’s name is Daunte Wright, the shooter (officer) is Kim Potter, she has been with the Brooklyn Center Police Department for 26 years, so I find it hard for her to not know the difference between a firearm, and taser! You summed it up perfectly “We don’t lose privileges;’ we lose our lives”

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