Hi Meltingpot Readers,
I'm totally a glass half-full kind of girl. Butterflies and glitter over doom and gloom any day. But I have to tell you, this round up story on The Root.com got me thinking. And then I got a little bit angry.
In the wake of Paris Hilton's recent run-in with the law where a baggie full of cocaine was found in her possession and she was allowed to go home anyway, The Root took it upon themselves to ask, "Would a Black Person Have Gotten Away with This?""
Compiling a dozen other incidents, that don't all have to do with breaking the law, The Root succeeds at showing just how unfair and deep rooted racism and/or White privilege must be in this country. Seriously, when you ask yourself, Would a Black person have gotten away with some of these situations, you just shake your head in disbelief.
Or maybe only I had that reaction.
Meltingpot readers, please take a look at the story on The Root and let me know if you think The Root makes a good point or if you think skin color has/had nothing to do with the way things worked out for the people in question. I'm really curious what other people take away from the story.