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Roving Camera 5-17-18: Why do you think white people are calling police on blacks who haven’t done anything illegal?

Stereotypes. They think we’re all robbers. —Albert Mattocks, Custodian, Roxbury
It’s fear-based hate. You have a racist running the country and bigots are coming out of the woodwork. They know what they’re doing. —Anthony Young, Teacher, Hyde Park
Back in the day it was because they were afraid. I don’t know why. They have the power. —Arracheal Miller, Student, Dorchester
They fear us. It’s irrational. They weren’t fearing us 400 years ago. —Bobby, Retired, Brookline
Because they’re afraid of us. Like the situation at Yale, where the woman said she was uncomfortable. —Deborah Madrey, Retired, Roxbury
White people are moving to the city and realizing it’s urban. It’s not like they thought it would be in the brochure. —Stuart Spina, Organizer/Researcher, Chelsea

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