here we go again.
I don’t know the full story, but either it is more than a black woman trying to use a coupon, or that manager has some sort of mental or physical disability. You don’t get shaken that visibly just from black woman trying to use a coupon, even if you are racist. Also if you list to the audio you can here a siren going off, why?
The local news my area already compared it to the incident of the two black men being arrested at Star Bucks.
I may or may not address more about this later, but I do with to address this:
People are way too eager to call police in this country.
People are way too eager to assume racism in this country.
While on the phone with police, Matson describes Hudson as “African-American,” to which she responds, “Black. No, I’m not African-American, I’m black. Black isn’t a bad word.”
Dear Ms. Hudson,
It may shock you realize this, but white people are not mind readers. They can’t tell before hand whether you prefer the term black or African American or whatever. You know for a fact that some people of your race consider African American and not black as the proper term. How this guy supposed to know which term you prefer(and I don’t think he should have to ask you when he is calling the cops on you). You may wish to ask why he has to refer to your race at all, well like it or not, your race is part of your description and one thing police are going ask when you call them is what the person you are calling about looks like. It frustrates and angers me that something so obvious needs to be explained. But I guess it does.
Well, when you’ve done nothing wrong and someone calls the police to say that there’s an unwanted African American in the building,
We don’t know that she did nothing wrong. The fact that the guy is visibly shaken and that a siren was going off in the store seems to indicate that there is more to the story.