It’s no secret that black Americans live in a vastly different world than white Americans.
Case in point: Black men and women live in fear that they’ll be pulled over or approached by police, worried that they may suffer violence or, worse, may end up dead after the interaction.
One white woman highlighted this huge disparity with an impactful Twitter thread describing her many interactions with police over her lifetime.
It starts when she was just 15 years old and caught shoplifting:
And continues to another incident when she was 18:
The thread continues:
Nothing happened then, either:
She pointed out that she doesn’t have a criminal record:
Moral of the story? White people almost always survive their encounters with the police. The same is not true for black Americans.
A black woman responded with her own thread that’s similar to Vernoff’s, except her experience was the opposite:
No matter how you feel about politics, I think we can all agree that Vernoff, a showrunner for “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Station 19,” has certainly given everyone lots of food for thought, right?
Did you ever make mistakes in your youth that involved the police? How do you feel the police handled you or your friends?