Some people still find it hard to believe that there is actually a disparity in the way that police treat people of color and the white majority, as unimaginable as this may seem.
When you encounter such a person, it may be helpful to recount the story of Stanley Gracius who was merely trying to buy a bike at a Walmart in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania when he was tackled, tased, and arrested by police in a way that would never have happened to a white man.
Apparently, Gracius was trying to confirm that the bicycle he was about to purchase for his son was in proper operating condition by taking a short test ride down the aisle of the store.
No one in the store immediately around him seemed to mind.
“The kind man was test riding a bike through the store while playing some music and telling random strangers he hopes they have a great day and complimenting them,” one witness to the scene wrote. “He was absolutely no bother to anyone.
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