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And this is racial profiling, Mr. Perry?

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So let me get this straight. A guy makes an illegal right turn from the left lane, then says that he did it because he’s famous and wanted to make sure he wasn’t being followed. Then the Cops get pissy with him because they don’t know who he is. Then another cop shows up, recognizes him and they let him go with their profound apologies. And this is racial profiling, Mr. Perry?

Hate to say it, but while racial profiling is clearly a problem that must be dealt with, it is not an excuse that a member of any minority can use when they’re justifiably arrested, pulled over or ticketed. Black people can and do commit crimes – just like white people – and should be arrested for it if they do.

What Tyler Perry did in this case was to arrogantly suggest that he was above the law, because he’s a well-known “filmmaker” (in the widest use of the term) whose “security detail” (don’t we all have one of those) suggested he make an illegal traffic move to find out whether he was being followed by photographers, fans or other undesirables. And when he got busted for his paranoia, and the cops thought he was jerking their chain for not knowing who he was, he decided it was because he was black that he got pulled over.  His poor, puffed-up ego just couldn’t take the thought that he wasn’t recognized. Needless to say, he was let go with a warning after a second car arrived and more cops did recognize Mr. Perry.

Seeing a golden opportunity to get some ink, Mr. Perry then used his out-sized influence to propagate his dubious version of story on social media. Reaching out to his millions of sheep-fans, who decided he must be right, Perry further fanned the flames of racial division, to cover for his own pathetic hissy-fit at the cops. His Facebook rant included the wisdom – provided by Mr. Perry’s mother apparently, that a black person should behave in the presence of a policeman in case they’re cuffed or shot or worse, something that, of course, doesn’t apply to whites, who can slap around a cop as they please and still walk off Scot free. What a lot of absolute tosh.

To make matters worse, Mr. Perry’s endless movies are successful precisely because they stereotype black people, digging the black community deeper into the very hole that it needs to escape in order to be free of the stereotyping that leads to, among other things, racial profiling. In other words, Mr. Perry, you are a hypocrite.

We are living in strange, strange times.

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Written by coolrebel

April 8, 2012 at 4:47 am

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