Racial Profiling

Walking home from the bus in high school, I saw police cars and officers in front of my house. Their presence made me extremely apprehensive. The only little assurance was my father talking to the officers. Someone broke into the house and stole some of our stuff. We felt violated. Our own home was unsafe.… Continue reading Racial Profiling

Has Anything Changed?

The previous post regarding the FBI checking on whether a photographer was Middle Eastern reminded me…. The Civil Rights Movement occurred before I was born. However, my parents were afflicted by blatantly racist laws which continued for decades. State anti-miscegenation law [1] at the time prohibited White females from marrying outside of their race. Since… Continue reading Has Anything Changed?

Not Black Enough

Because of racial profiling, I get false positive screened for extra security screening in airports. So, I need to look more African American. Some suggestions so far: Grow out my hair and wear it in an afro / dreadlocks / cornrows. Clothing improvements: baggy jeans, Jordans, tall teeshirt or sports jersey, one stud earing, chain,… Continue reading Not Black Enough

MLK Plan

Mom had not planned on having an operation. So she drove to the Atlanta airport last Monday. Her car is in long term parking up there. Plan for getting Mom home from the plane tomorrow… 7:45am Arrive @ William’s house. 8:00am Leave for Atlanta. 11:00am Arrive @ Hartsfield-Jackson airport. 11:10am Park in Short Term parking.… Continue reading MLK Plan

MLK Plan

Mom had not planned on having an operation. So she drove to the Atlanta airport last Monday. Her car is in long term parking up there. Plan for getting Mom home from the plane tomorrow… 7:45am Arrive @ William’s house. 8:00am Leave for Atlanta. 11:00am Arrive @ Hartsfield-Jackson airport. 11:10am Park in Short Term parking.… Continue reading MLK Plan