Wednesday night, amid the outrage over a grand jury’s decision not to indict the New York City police officer responsible for the death of Eric Garner after using a banned choke hold, a hashtag was created that showed just how unequal the justice system is for black people in comparison with white people.
#CrimingWhileWhite was created by Jason Ross, a writer for The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, after he tweeted about escaping punishment for a serious crime:
As the hashtag gained popularity, it gave the world a polarizing look at the fact that yes, there are things that are just about race. And for the trolls and naysayers who come to a black website to spout their white-hooded rhetoric, save your comments for Stormfront.
Take a look at some of the incidents and perspectives shared by people on Twitter: