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Allen West Dismisses Racial Profiling

Via NewsOne reports:

In a recent interview with Newsmax’s Steve Malzberg, Allen West criticized President Barack Obama remarks about Trayvon Martin, accusing Obama of making the case a “personal experience.” So how does he respond to Obama’s comments about facing racial profiling in years past? By speaking to his own personal experience, of course.

West claimed:

I am a Black male who grew up in the inner city of Atlanta, and no one ever followed me in a mall. I don’t recall any doors clicking when I crossed the street, and I never had anyone clutching their handbag when I got on an elevator. I guess having two awesome parents who taught me to be a respectful young man paid dividends.

Regardless of whether West has faced discrimination for simply existing, what angers me is that he’s using his own stilted experience as hard evidence that racial profiling doesn’t exist — to the joy of White people itching to hear that from a person of color, no less.



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