Old lady calls cops on hispanic mom because her "baby is in pain"

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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/09/28/old-lady-calls-cops-on-hispani.html

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#2

I think it’s time for a little more sunlight on Car Seat Connie.

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#3

Always, always record when crazy things start happening.

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#4

Racist deplorable busybody creep.

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#5

As a white man, I get spontaneously Gran-splained and scolded about raising my kids at least once a day, that is if they don’t just start directly telling my kids what to do, assuming I can’t even make use of their wisdom. So yeah, this lady is very fucking racist.

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#6

What if race was only a social construct?

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#7

That’s unacceptable, but at least they don’t call the cops on us white men. If he hadn’t been white, there’s no way this racist creep would have treated him any better than she treated the mother.

It is, but like other social constructs such as money and laws, there’s no escaping them.

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#8

Well, we’ve needlessly turned leaving a baby or animal in a car into an absolutist moral referendum on individuals, so it was really only a matter of time before it became thin pretext for a heated racial incident.

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#9

One of the things that strikes me most about the attack of Car Seat Connie is that her biggest complaint was that the baby was in the sun.

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#10

She couldn’t even keep that straight. The racist creep kept changing her complaint. She couldn’t even keep her rationalizations straight for four minutes.

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Here’s the thing that’s amazing about this, the thing that tells you where we are: she doesn’t get overt until the very end. The concerned citizen rationale is maintained until its logic runs dry and the only thing left to do is leave. But instead, she looks into the camera and fires up the top-shelf stuff.

It’s such a relief to be able to get it out, after all this time. To stop being nice. To stop pretending.

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#12

Speak for yourself. As a white father of mixed race kids, I have had questions raised if they were mine and when someone starts overstepping their bounds between me and kids I get rather…uh…uncivil.

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#13

Good, I don’t blame you. I’m sick of these racist assholes and their bullshit.

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#14

Tell her never to go to the beach. ever. There just isn’t enough cops to make the arrests.

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Many a person always says “never get between a momma bear and her cubs”. And getting between my spouse and our kids is a bad idea.

But she will tell you getting between our cubs and papa bear is a guaranteed path to mental and physical pain.

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te13nor

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#17

I’m as white as can be, and some woman called the cops on me because I left my two - also white - boys (ages 10 and 6) in a running Subaru Forester with the A/C on in a Whole Foods parking lot, which is like White People Wakanda around here.

Not trying to diminish what happens to non-white folks, but attempting to mention that a lot of times, assholes fall into a general category that doesn’t overtly consider race.

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Pardon me while I nerd it up a bit. The sun was coming from a low angle from behind the car. How harsh could it be after passing through all that extra atmosphere? Later afternoon sun is not known for being all that bad, even here in Alabama, where the sun is so bad… And then how much of it could actually be hitting the car seat? Just a little on the baby’s face? After passing thru glass that knocked out a good chunk of the UV, though not all of it? I mean, it seemed like granny had a burr up her ass and was looking for a fight to start.

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Hey, them kids shouldn’t be coming round here, using up our sun light! Let them git their Vitamin D from Big Pharma like regular folks do!

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#20

Car seat Connie! Send that one to Michael Harriot, please!

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