#CrimingWhileWhite Forces White Twitter To Confront Its Privilege

So often white people never acknowledge how differently they are treated in the world when it matters most.
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December 4, 2014
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As Eric Garner protests are taking over the streets of New York, a new hashtag is taking over Twitter where whites are sharing their stories of shocking privilege when it comes to law enforcement.

The hashtag #crimingwhilewhite has led to countless stories of the racial double standard when it comes to law enforcement in the past few hours. The confessions are in horrific contrast to the story of Garner, an unarmed 43-year-old black man and father of six who died after being put in a chokehold by a white police officer (who was cleared today by a grand jury) for selling loose cigarettes.








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