Over-representation in the legal system
Participant 2: I guess my thoughts are about the same. You know, I think it's so important that we believe women when they come forward, so that way when women, you know, they have these experiences, they can come forward and not be criticized etc. So it's so important to believe them. But I think the other side is, I just think that being, you know, educated on how there's so much over-representation in the legal system and things like that. I just feel like, you know, if I was to have an allegation against me, then I feel like I'm already one step behind being Black [...]
Facilitator: Yeah, for sure. The over-representation really matters. Obviously, a really good point. I think we're obviously kind of more, demonized, um, by stereotypes, media portrayals and things like that, so it's definitely...
Participant 2: Yeah, just the stereotypes, you know? Like the sexual stereotypes of Black men being aggressive sexually and things like [unclear] in all levels of society, it's just like -. Definitely, like again, this goes back to being aware of your surroundings and how people are perceiving you as Black men in situations where they could proceed differently if you were white.