The Dangerous Double Standard for People of Color Playing Pokémon Go | Mic.com


‘Pokémon Go’ is all the rage — but there’s a dark side.

If you’re like us, you probably spent the weekend running around catching Pokémon via your smartphone. The app may be more popular than WhatsApp, Snapchat and Instagram, but it’s not all fun and games. Criminals have been using the game’s geolocation ability to lure players to an isolated area to rob them — and users of color are being targeted by the police.

https://m.mic.com/articles/148367/the-dangerous-double-standard-for-people-of-color-playing-pok-mon-go?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=miccheck&bt_email=mbenjamin@thebronxchronicle.com&bt_ts=1468273027735#.H4CbYNrFL

Michael Benjamin
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A former state legislator turned NY Post editorial board member, thought-leader, public affairs consultant and commentator, columnist and blogger. Michael has appeared on Al Jazeera America Tonight, NY1/Inside City Hall, FoxNews.com LIVE, YNN/Capital Tonight, The Brian Lehrer Show, The Fred Dicker Show, The Capitol Press Room, and The Daily Show. His op-eds have appeared in the NY Post, City and State, The Legislative Gazette, Bronx Times, The Troy Record, Buffalo News, and the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. To schedule speaking engagements, email MBenjamin9@optimum.net.
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One Response to The Dangerous Double Standard for People of Color Playing Pokémon Go | Mic.com

  1. Thanks for the tip.

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