Perspectives on Race

A Discussion about Events Concerning Race

Game Security

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So I was at the Orange and Blue game today at the swamp and happened to witness a racial profiling by the security right in front of me.  There was an African-American male that was a couple of rows in front of me walking around and after a while found a seat.  A short while later a security police officer stepped over the field wall to confront this fan to “ask him some questions”.  Before I knew it there were 6 uniformed officers surrounding this man who seemingly had done nothing wrong.  The people sitting around me made a good point, “If that guy wasn’t black or had dreads the police would not care at all.”  I agree with their statement because in the end he was cleared of any wrongdoing and the security guards were reprimanded for making a scene out of nothing during the middle of the game.  I wonder what was going on in their mind?


Written by mato89

April 11, 2010 at 12:40 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. That’s sad that they did that. Unfortunately it was not the first nor the last time that officers will do that.


    April 11, 2010 at 2:34 am

  2. It seems that more and more racial profiling is becoming acceptable in our society which is just wrong. Look at the proposed motion to profile every traveler who either has the “terrorists” attributes or is traveling from another country that is on a list. Its scary and we will start to see this more and more on the local level like what you saw today


    April 11, 2010 at 2:52 am

  3. Yes, those guys will always get away with that because they feel as though they have some authority over something. The game was public and it is a shame they did something like that to that man. It seemed as though he didn’t do anything wrong. With that man’s money and other people’s money that look like him who was there is how the security probably will get their paycheck, so why act like that, for what?


    April 11, 2010 at 3:05 am

  4. Police always over step their authority and sometimes they do things like racially profile just because they can. There are no police for police unless whatever they do its caught on camera because who is the judge gonna believe?


    April 11, 2010 at 4:07 am

  5. Its sad to say but this has become the norm behavior for officers to racial profile people, especially African American males.


    April 20, 2010 at 8:15 pm

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