First, I'll say I'm a dark skinned black male, about 6'2 and 240 pounds. I've never been arrested. In the last year, I've been stopped and questioned by the cops about 5 different times. Most of time I've been walking around my neighborhood or close by areas. One time I dropped a friend off late night and was stopped by cops. They asked my what I was doing in the area and put me in their cruiser so they could run my information. After about ten minutes of finding nothing(they kept running different searches because, as they said, they were convinced I was up to something) they let me go and one of the cops yelled at me to never come back to the area. I was like, how the fuck can you tell someone that has done nothing to not come back to the area. He told me to my face that he believed I was there to break into houses in the area. You could see a lot of hate in the guys eyes. It was almost like he wasn't human. Another time, after work, I was sitting in the dinning room of one of my jobs with 3 other guys. One of them was white, the rest of us were black. Three of us worked there. Well, we were watching the fights and chatting, having a good time for about ten minutes and then a couple of cops barrged in and asked us what we were doing here and if they could see id from us. I thought it was funny because here we are at our work, being hassled by the cops about why we were there. Ok, that situation was bad, but what happened to me a couple of days ago takes the cake. Ok, so I got off work and came back home. I live in an apartment building with two other neighbors. The front door of my apartment building requires a key to get in. Ok, so after spending about ten minutes at home, I left my apartment and walked to a grocery store to get some food. It was nice outside and I wanted to get some fresh air and take a relaxing walk after work. Ok, so I get the shit I need from the grocery store and walk back home. I entered my building and relaxed on my couch. Ok, so I'm there relaxing and doing a little meditation when I hear voices close to my living room window. I heard a group of guys talking and then I heard a police walky going on. One guy said he thought he saw a tv on (I don't even have a tv in my living room) and that he saw a light go off. As this is going on, I'm relaxing on my couch, thinking to myself...wtf? Finally, one of the cops forces my window up and shines his flashlight directly at me as I'm lying on my couch. He says "Hey, you there, come here, we want to see you" So I go to my front door, and OPEN IT WITH MY HOUSE KEYS. As I opened the door one of the cops asked me if I adjusted the blinds when I came in. I didn't remember doing so but I said yeah because I suppose I might have. He then goes to ask me if I broke in through the window that they barged open. I said no. Keep in mind that they saw and heard me open the door with a key. The guy then asked me if I had id that I lived here. I showed him my drivers license, and without a sorry or anything they just said ok and gave it back to me. I wasn't pissed at all, but was like "WTF?" so I asked them what the hell this was all about and they go on to say that there has been a lot of car break ins in the area. 50 in the last two months, which, when I think about it is complete bullshit because I've lived in the area for a year and several months now and have never had my car broken into nor have I seen any cars with indication of a car breakin. So, yeah, just like that, without an apology or any other word, they just walked off and left. I immediately called my sister and told her about it. I've told others about it, including a white buddy of mine and they all said it was clear racial profiling and bullshit. I wanted to tell the cops, "no wonder there's been so many car breakins. You dumbasses can't even do your job right" I mean, if they were actually paying attention they would have seen that I did not break into the house. Yet, I guess it's better for them to go around bugging innocent people than actually trying to do the right job. I've been a person that hasn't liked to think about race and have always tried to treat everyone on an individual basis, but the shit I've seen personally and read online and heard in the media recently show me that race still plays a big part in everyday situations. Any other black guys go through the same bullshit on here. Share some of your stories.