Dashcam video proves that journalism professor was lying when she said police stopped her for “walking while black”

I’d like to think that a journalism professor would be very much interested in telling the truth, and very much against lying.

However, that’s not always the case.

In October 2015, professor Dorothy Bland, the dean of the Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism and the director for the Frank W. Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism at the University of North Texas, wrote this column for the Dallas Morning News, where she claimed that the police had stopped her for “walking while black.”

However, a dashcam recording (shown below) proved that the police stopped her because she had been walking in the street, in the same direction of traffic, and blocking traffic, all while wearing earbuds, even though there were sidewalks on both sides of the street.

The police expressed concern for her safety.

Since blocking traffic is a misdemeanor, they asked for her ID.

Since she was wearing a hoodie, long sleeves, and long pants, and the police approached her from behind, the police could not have known her race before they stopped her.

Corinth Police Chief Debra Walthall said the police in the video handled the situation so well that she would start using the video to train police about the importance of using their dashcams.

Please keep in mind that professor Bland is a journalism professor. She teaches journalism students, who then go on to become journalists, news writers, and news reporters. How many hundreds, or even thousands, of these journalists, news writers, and news reporters have been brainwashed by professor Bland’s insistence on seeing racism in situations where there actually is no racism? And then, how many thousands, or even millions, of readers and viewers of these journalists, news writers, and news reporters will go on to unknowingly and falsely believe that racism exists in situations where it actually does not exist?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xh_OvluMqxI

 

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March 29, 2016. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Education, Media bias, Racism.

One Comment

  1. Pat replied:

    I asked a J-School student once, “Why do you want to be a journalist?” Answer: “To make the world a better place.” Tells you everything you need to know right there about J-school grads. And their “teachers”.

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