Then why does the police keep pulling me over? Let us examine this.
"But for a person of colour, that same expression might be met with "Then why does the police keep pulling me over?"
This is a story I heard my old German teacher repeat several times, including in front of his wife and including in chamber of commerce meetings. So I think it will be okay to use real names since he has already told the story so publicly.
My old German teacher, Joachim Richter, was pulled over by the police.
In the car ahead of them was a couple that were pulled over by police at a road block.
The couple was taken from the car and shot in the head.
The couple was white. The police were black. The country was Namibia and its leader had died earlier that year.
My teacher was a white ethnic German married to a black Namibian, Rose. They sat in their car waiting at the road block as his wife tried to hide her wedding ring in hopes that maybe at least she might be allowed to live.
My teacher was saved by a black police colonel who came by and knew him.
My teacher and his wife left Namibia for Africa the next week.
A year later came to Canada. A year after that I met them.
The issue is not white or black. The issue is racism. Black police in majority black countries are racist too, just like white police in white majority countries, and Chinese police in China, etc.
Their racism does not justify our racism. We are computer professionals. We have higher ethical standards than police.