. Storytime .

About 2 months ago, I witnessed quite an important act of racism &, to be honest, I didn’t even know that skin color was still a thing…

Here’s the story. Monday morning. Shopping in Cologne. 2 blonds. 2 young black boys.

The boys are about to go back home after working hard all Summer. They are super very excited about it & the main mission of their shopping spree is to buy presents for mom & grandma. They are looking at bags, comparing prices, making sure they are not damaged…

Next thing you know, they are surrounded by policemen wanting to see their IDs. They are saying it’s a random control, nothing to worry about. The shop is full… random control… controlling only the 2 black boys… Looking at the scene from the outside, it was extremely obvious that being black was the only reason why the boys were in ‘trouble’.

The craziest part of the whole thing is that it looked like the boys were used to this!!!!!!!!

I am white, I have a Canadian passport & I smile a lot. Those 3 features gave me a lot of free pass in life & I’m not quite sure what I’m supposed to think about this incident. In any case, it looks like the world still has a long way to go…

 

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