‘Driving While Black, Shopping While Black, Walking While Black’: Dem. Congresswoman Rips Racial Profiling at Rally
Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) had harsh words Saturday for those who racially profile black men.
Wilson said that black males “will continue to be singled out and arrested for driving while black, shopping while black, walking while black, eating while black, and just being plain old black.”
Her fiery comments drew loud cheers and applause from more than 300 hundred people who gathered at a “Justice for Trayvon” vigil held in front of the Federal Building in Miami, according to the Miami Herald.
In related news, the brother of Trayvon Martin is interning for Wilson, her office confirmed to NBC News. Jahvaris Fulton attends Florida International University in Miami, according to his Twitter page, NBC News rep0rts.
Fulton is also part of the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project founded by Wilson 20 years ago, which aims to prevent drop-outs and mentor at-risk boys in Miami-Dade schools, Wilson’s office told NBC News.
Here’s a clip of Wilson’s remarks Saturday:
(H/T: Weasel Zippers)
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