It shows a White kid and a Black kid both obviously trying to steal a bike in broad daylight in a park. 100 people walk by the White guy and do nothing until finally someone goes for the cops. The Black kid is immediately surrounded by angry White crowds (Or mobs?) as soon as he is seen. One White person confronts him angrily, and then others swarm around. Some even get quite aggressive with him, trying to steal some of this stuff in return for what he’s doing to the bike.
The Whites who stopped the Black later say that they “did not see color,” or that color didn’t matter, the only thing that mattered was that he was a thief. This is the very definition of colorblind racism, so obviously it exists and it’s not good for Blacks. Colorblind racism is something the Critical Race Theory types like to rail about all the time. It’s the latest flavor of racism. They’re always ranting on and on about it. They have a point, but I’m not sure what Whites are supposed to do about their colorblind racism. Colorblind racism is said to be largely unconscious, so how exactly are we supposed to combat it?
A classic anti-racist line is going to be that this sort of thing is responsible for elevated arrest rates of Blacks in the US, and artificially spikes their crime rate. That is, Whites commit just as much crime as Blacks, they just don’t get caught is all.
Let’s keep in mind here that Blacks commit ~8X more crime than Whites in the US. That’s based on household surveys of crime victims, not on arrests or convictions. If we go by arrests and convictions, the Black rate is actually a lot lower than the White rate. That means that arrests and convictions underestimate Black crime, and that Blacks are less likely to get arrested or convicted for any act of crime than Whites are. That is, for each act of crime, a White is more likely to be arrested and convicted than a Black. If we want to play antiracist games, we can turn the tables on them and say that the criminal justice is biased against Whites and in favor of Blacks.
So much for bias in the criminal justice system, statistically anyway, though supposedly it does still exist (And I think it should be fought). The other implication is that White arrest and conviction rates overestimate White crime.