It just HAS to be about skin color

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    'You don't look like a legislator': Security stops black, female lawmaker going to work in Ohio
    COLUMBUS – State Rep. Emilia Sykes was walking to work in the Ohio Statehouse last year with a fellow lawmaker when she was stopped by security. Officers needed to search her bag, she was told.

    Sykes is serving her third year as a Democratic state representative from Akron. She is also a 32-year-old black woman. Her colleague, who was not searched, is a 65-year-old white man who has served in the Legislature for many years.

    Sykes said she questioned why her bag needed to be searched when that wasn't protocol. Lawmakers only need a badge to gain access to the Statehouse or the nearby Riffe Center, which houses many lawmakers' offices

    So, she is 32. Guess what it thought when I read that? "thats awfully young"
    Guess what the officers said the reason was..Too young.
    Poor poor victims :itsok:
     
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    98% of these stories are hoaxes. Actually, they all are but I gave a small out.
     
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    You know what I thought? Will the sixty five year old white man be named and will he vouch for that version of the story? There have been far too many cries of racism for me to believe it without question.
     
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    I have no doubts it happened. I just question the reasons for it.
     
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    "COLUMBUS – State Rep. Emilia Sykes was walking to work in the Ohio Statehouse last year with a fellow lawmaker when she was stopped by security.

    Officers needed to search her bag, she was told."


    Why is this an issue THIS YEAR???
     
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    Ohio is a police state and Columbus is its energy source.

    I was tipped for a job opening there once; I sent the résumé and rec letter, they sent me back all kinds of threats about how I'd be vetted inside out and jailed if my socks didn't match. I told them to cram it.

    In the instant case if she's walking with the 65-year-old white guy and they seem to know him --- how come they didn't believe him when he said "she's with me"? Or did he just walk away? Yeah something doesn't quite add up.
     
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    Let us all live in the white dudes pretend world where color doesn't matter even as his ass makes racist comments about people of color daily.
     
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    Do you ever take the time to maybe realize that the claims of racism are actually true? Or are you one of the "brilliant" whites here who allows other whites to inform you how racism against people of color doesn't exist.
     
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    didnt even come close to saying that
     
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    Are you willing to admit that there have been many instances of false claims of racism?
     

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