As a white woman living in the suburbs of ATL, my first thoughts when and if I get pulled over are what did I do and how do I get out of this.
For many people in this country, their first thought is will I survive this. Deaths during police stops are way too frequent and it corrodes the trust we need to have in our law enforcement. When the topic is discussed, often the focus is on racism. I am not saying that racism does not play a role on manoccasionsns, but I do believe the problem is much more complex and yet has simpler solutions than the problem of racism.
Read more on my post, How Can We Think Differently About Police Shootings