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November 04, 2015

The Ferguson Effect: Black Professor Claims Mistreatment By Police For "Walking While Black;" Dashcam Video Proves Completely Proper and Friendly Encounter

The Narrative isn't going to knit itself.

Sometimes it needs some... dramatic license.

Dorothy Bland of the University of Texas penned her own personal Captivity Narrative (a wildly popular genre around the progressive, angry, and zealous)

Like most African-Americans, I am familiar with the phrase "driving while black," but was I really being stopped for walking on the street in my own neighborhood? Yes. In the words of Sal Ruibal, "Walking while black is a crime in many jurisdictions. May God have mercy on our nation."

Knowing that the police officers are typically armed with guns and are a lot bigger than my 5 feet, 4 inches, I had no interest in my life's story playing out like Trayvon Martin's death. I stopped and asked the two officers if there was a problem; I don't remember getting a decent answer before one of the officers asked me where I lived and for identification.

Watch the video. It's amazing -- the cops are cheerful and friendly, and repeatedly tell her all they want to do is make sure she's safe and not impeding traffic, and that she should just walk on the proper side of the road (against traffic, not with it). They explain the virtues of this old rule (you can see traffic coming, and get out of the way) in a friendly way.

And what does she do? She lies and claims she was treated insultingly.

The university is facing pressure to fire this woman. I think a firing is justified. Political speech is protected, but factual lies are not.

She won't be fired, of course -- the Left is never punished for lying (or worse) for The Struggle.

But justified? Yes, a professor is charged with transmitting the truth to students; she is a liar. She is not qualified for the job.


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