Thursday, January 30, 2003

Racial Profiling
I saw a clear example today of racial profiling. And it really p---ed me off. We were closing on our new mortgage (our payments are going to be $135 less per month! We will save 30,000 over the life of the loan!). The loan company, Catholic Home Loans was using some national closing company, who sent a notary over to our house with the forms. The notary was African-American. As he drove through our neighborhood toward our house a squad car began to tail him. When he stopped in front of our house and started organizing his papers, the officer stopped and asked him if anything was wrong. THERE WAS ABSOLUTELY NO REASON FOR THE COP TO STOP HIM! He wasn’t doing anything unusual. He wasn't a teenager in a lowrider with the loud booming of the base blasting the neighborhood. If he’d been white, the police would have ignored him. I don’t like this kind of thing. It stinks.

I suppose I should charge Catholic Home Loans for the publicity!

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