A couple of days ago, my friend DJ and I were asked for our picture. As a street photographer myself, I (and DJ) had no problem with it. I actually thought it was pretty exciting to be photographed. The women was friendly and nice, and we all had a good chat about art as we exchanged emails. She sent the picture to us later that day, and I thought that was the end to that, until she sent me a following email about the disturbing responses she received when she posted the picture on her facebook.
I am so upset/sad right now of the fact that that lady had the nerve to judge my friend and I as violent and aggressive. We are literally the two most goofiest and nonprovoking people out there, to be seen as otherwise by a women who never even met us before, is unacceptable. Black people are literally MURDERED because of these racist stereotypes. We can literally be doing nothing and still be seen as “threatening”. and people say that racism is dead?!?!?