Video from the previously linked article about the woman in Pearland, TX who drove her Jeep into a 13 year old boy on a go-kart. [X]
I’m really disappointed in the way the reporter presents the story, saying “some bloggers tried to make this into a race issue!” like it’s an absurd idea. Of course, when the white reporter asks the white Sheriff it’s a race issue, he makes a sound of exasperation & then says it’s not a matter of race, but of poor judgment.
It’s absolutely impossible for me to believe that this woman would have acted so irrationally & violently if the kids on go-karts were white. Even if they were white kids who “looked like” other white kids who were ‘causing mischief’ (riding bikes onto people’s driveways? really?), it’s incredibly unlikely that she would have reacted this way.
All I get from this is that white people think it’s reasonable to treat POC like they’re unwelcome in the neighborhood they live in.