Monday, January 17, 2005

Brown Equals Terrorist?

It does, if you're with the US government.

That is a lesson that Ian Spiers learned while trying to take pictures for his photography class. He has a blog called Brown Equals Terrorist that focuses on the shameful practice of racial profiling.

He encourages people to read his "Artist Statement" which documents the two separate run-ins he had with both Seattle policemen and Homeland Security for doing nothing more than taking pictures at tourist sites that are often photographed by tourists. The many white tourists taking pictures were left alone but he was targeted simply because his skin happens to be brown.

This is one of the many reasons why I am not at all fond of law enforcement officers. I used to know a couple of people from school who ended up becoming cops, and both of them were cocky, unintelligent bullies whom I guess chose their career based on the perks that go along with it (the power trip, carrying a gun, targeting people of a different skin color who they happen to be prejudiced against, etc.). In fact, I can remember my brother telling me that he also knew someone who became a cop in Detroit. The guy actually stated candidly that one of the reasons why he chose to work in Detroit was so that he could "beat up n*ggers". Talk about sickening!


Blogger saltypig said...

same here. everybody i knew in school who's a cop now was a loooohzahh. however, the ones i knew weren't bullies; they were either the kids that got picked on, or the ones with nothing on the ball. they've shown everybody now.

5:59 PM  
Blogger Kevin Carson said...

I don't want you should call me "Dim" no more. "Officer" call me.

7:05 PM  
Blogger 2spotlefty said...

Brown may not equal terrorist but this kind of thinking DOES equal suicide.So you think it makes sense to hike up grannies dress while ignoring Muhammad atta? I hope you never have kids, 'cause your going to be doing some serious "profiling" of your daughters dates if you want her to be safe. But hey, who needs safety when you've got your ideals? Grow up boy, there IS a certain kind of individual that is most likely to be seen butchering children & other NON-combatants for the sake of THEIR ideals and he isn't wearing a pair of "Depends" and a moo moo.Christ man, where's your got-damn brains!?!

9:06 PM  

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