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aasif mandvi @aasif
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Shopping in Whole Foods today and saw an average looking white woman pick up an apple from the produce section and just start eating it. My wife was shocked but I said perhaps she’s gonna pay for it later. I assumed good intentions. A few minutes later... 1/4 #ThisIsAmerica
I saw her again in the baked goods section, brazenly eating cookies from a display case. ie: shoplifting. I know we were not the only people to see her. Nobody alerted anyone or did anything. I’m admitting this because... 2/4 #ThisIsAmerica
Everyday we see stories of perfectly innocent black people being treated as criminals for perfectly legal behavior. While white people have a presumption of innocence so strong, they can openly engage in illegal behavior without repercussion. But I realized... 3/4 #ThisIsAmerica
I need to do better, we all need to do better at examining our own implicit bias, about what innocence and guilt, good intentions and bad look like. Because people's lives depend on it. 4/4 #ThisIsAmerica
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