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I Was Racially Profiled

And it saved me from harm

Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash

I was in my early twenty’s. One night at 1 am, I was walking home after a night of beer, dancing, and the occasional tequila shot. It was about a 10-minute walk, one I had done a number of times.

Along the sidewalk about halfway home, two white couples were approaching. I didn’t think anything of it. They were just four people coming from their own party…



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Vuyo Ngcakani

writer, husband for 26 years, father of 3, grandfather of 2