opinion | Kenny Wiley
Stop pretending racism is over
A black Harvard student, running at night to catch a bus, hears, ‘What did you steal this time?’
Last Sunday night, I was running down a street near Harvard Yard, trying to get to Harvard Square Station in time to catch a bus. I passed a group of four strangers who looked somewhere between 17 and 21. As I ran by, one of the guys, a white guy, yelled out, “Bro, you running from the cops or something?” One woman added, “What’d you steal this time?” Surely, I’d heard wrong. I stopped and turned around. “Are you kidding me?” I asked.