I get profiled for the color of my skin — here’s how I’m fighting back.

“As an African American man, every time I face a traffic stop, I get really anxious. I’ve been profiled in the past. I used to live on the East coast and drove up and down I-95 regularly. It’s a hotbed for drug trafficking, so I’ve been stopped over and over again, been subjected to searches of my vehicle, asked inappropriate questions, and faced with nonstandard treatment.

“I come from a big law enforcement family. My brother is a retired state trooper, and my cousin is a SWAT team member. I see the struggle and challenges that people in law enforcement face every day, and I see both sides of the problem with police brutality in our communities.

“As an African American man, every time I face a traffic stop, I get really anxious. I’ve been stopped over and over again, been subjected to searches of my vehicle, asked inappropriate questions, and faced with nonstandard treatment.”

“Hillary knows there is a problem. She’s supported the issues that people of color face, and she understands that right now, it’s black lives that are in jeopardy. Black lives matter. She understands that we have an entirely different experience in this country because of the color of our skin, and she’s bringing people together to work on the problems that we face every day. The idea of Hillary as our country’s next president makes me hopeful for our future, and I’m doing everything I can to make sure we elect her.”

— Stirling D., Cleveland, OH


As president, Hillary Clinton will fight to break down all the barriers that hold Americans back and build ladders of opportunity for all people . Say you’re with her—add your name now to get involved: