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A black photographer and Indian reporter were doing their jobs by a school. Someone called the cops.

Just another example of very obvious racial profiling.

Two journalists were just doing their jobs near Davis Elementary School in Texas. Then, they had an unexpected encounter.

The police officer who responded, Laurie Hunter, immediately recognized that reporter Homa Bash and photographer C.J. Johnson were not a threat, Dallas News reported.

But the tweet struck a nerve with a lot of people on social media, gaining tens of thousands of retweets and many responses detailing similar experiences with racial profiling.

Michael Baldwin, a black reporter from Cincinnati, shared his experience in New York City:

Tony Aiello, an Italian-American reporter in New York City, tweeted about a similar story:

Previously, police officers have also complained about these types of calls on social media. Last year, a police officer on Reddit asked people to stop calling in “suspicious activity” just because they see a black person:

Ya know, I'm just going to complain and get some stuff off my chest.

So I'm working last week and get dispatched to a call of 'Suspicious Activity.' Ya'll wanna know what the suspicious activity was? Someone walking around in the dark with a flashlight and crow bar? Nope. Someone walking into a bank with a full face mask on? Nope.

It was two black males who were jump starting a car at 930 in the morning. That was it. Nothing else. Someone called it in.

People. People. People. If you're going to be a racist, stereotypical jerk...keep it to yourself. Don't call the police and make them get involved into your douchebaggery.

That's all. End rant.

It’s just another reminder that for all the talk about progress in the past few decades, racism is still very much alive in America.


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