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Black people share the most ridiculous reason they’ve been stopped by police and it's harrowing

America's battle with racism boiled to the surface last year in the wake of George Floyd's death and there's still a long way to go.

Black people share the most ridiculous reason they’ve been stopped by police and it's harrowing
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America has a racial-profiling problem and there are constant reminders of it, everywhere. It's been barely a week since 20-year-old Daunte Wright, a Black man, was shot dead by a police officer. Wright's death comes even as Derek Chauvin is being tried in court for George Floyd's death. A study revealed that African-Americans are more likely to be killed by police than White people. Violent encounters with the police have profound effects on health, neighborhoods, life chances, and politics. According to the study, police also plays a key role in maintaining structural inequalities between people of color and white people in the United States.

PORTLAND, OR - SEPTEMBER 18: Federal officers disperse a crowd during a protest at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facility on September 18, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. Protests against police brutality and racial injustice resumed Friday, after activists called for a pause in response to hazardous air quality from nearby wildfire smoke. (Photo by Nathan Howard/Getty Images)

The deaths of George Floyd, Daunte Wright, Breonna Taylor, are all examples of racial profiling. While many may live in denial of the problem of race in America, a question posed to Twitter by William Kimeria offered a glimpse into the seemingly deep-rooted problem. Kimeria, who's a software engineer from San Francisco, asked “Black people, answer this with the most ridiculous reason you have been stopped by police.” The responses were filled with heartbreaking stories and it went viral. The Twitter thread has been liked more than 45,000 times. 


Here are some of the responses to the tweet:


























Incidents of police brutality were also exposed during the protests last year in the wake of George Floyd's death. A 75-year-old elderly protester was shoved to the ground in an incident in Buffalo, New York in a gruesome incident caught on camera. He was bleeding after he hit his head on the ground. Despite the incident being caught on video, the police department claimed the 75-year-old Martin Gugino "tripped and fell," reported The Huffington Post. Trump even claimed the elderly man bleeding after hitting his head on the concrete wall was a 'set up.'

Celebrities also joined in to voice their support for the African-American community. "We are literally hunted EVERYDAY/EVERYTIME. Can’t even go for a damn jog man!" wrote NBA star LeBron James. 

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