“Shopping While Black” is an article written by the Associated Press that states black people shopping experience can involve “suspicious glances, inattentive clerks or rude service” (“Shopping While Black”, Associated Press, 10-29-13, written by Jesse Washington) and goes on say that shopping for a black person can be humiliating. The article continues to explain how this is a larger problem then people realize and that it adds up over time. The article sights many examples, some by famous people like President Obama and Oprah Winfrey as well as others not in the lime light. The article goes on to explain that blacks are not stealing more than other groups they are just being watched closer so are being caught, as the article states it is “a self fulfilling prophecy” (“Shopping While Black”, Associated Press, 10-29-13, written by Jesse Washington).
Are we watching black people more? Do they get worse treatment then there white counterparts? I will have to agree with the article to extent. I do believe that black people with get more negative attention (or inattention if you will) as well as closer scrutiny for theft but I also think that they want to see it so any little affront will be see as this huge conspiracy. This is another self fulfilling prophecy. I believe that progress will have to made on both sides, we will need to work together to help break these stereotypes.