“If you are silent about your pain, they’ll kill you and say you enjoyed it.”
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I suppose the reader might think the below is irrelevant, but I was adopted and raised white. So I tended to think that it should matter whether or not I present as alien or threatening. It doesn’t, does it?
Stats: Me: Adult Mexican heritage, 71 at the time.
Vehicle: Late model Nissan
Dressed: high-end casual
Her: Very white, 65 at the time
Dressed: High-end casual
My friend, who was on the open passenger’s side acted as a buffer and peacemaker.
I tend to be sarcastic, and was ready to indulge. I didn’t. But really, “What are you doing here?”,,,
At any rate, after reading the Edina article in today’s Strib I wanted to share. Curious how many non-whites have experienced similar interactions with Edina’s “professional” force?
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