Maybe you did something suspicious that made him think you were up to no good.You mean being black?
Kidding aside, I do agree with SG on this. Being a racist cop is one thing, thinking that all cops are racist is another. The best you can do is just ignore it. If all he was doing was tailing you, then just don't give him the satisfaction of looking.
I don't think all cops are racist. But I think MOST cops are racist, and DEFINITELY discriminatory. I don't just mean race (ethnicity) here. I've seen the same shit with long-haired dudes, Arabs, etc. It's not so much about "He's racist!" It's about some assholes with a badge using it to BULLY
people. I wasn't being suspicious; trust me, I've lived this. The point of this whole thing is that there was ABSOLUTELY NOTHING SUSPICIOUS about the whole thing. It was just some "punk motherfucker with a badge and a gun" who had a bone to pick from issues he had in high school. This guy was in his early 20s, and not the biggest dude, either. This shit isn't new. Go to a sporting event sometime and sit back and watch at the ticket gates how discriminatory the process is. Watch how the cutesy college girl goes right in. Now watch as any black teenager goes in. This isn't paranoia. Yeah, I know, self-fulfilling prophecies, past experience, blah blah blah. Doesn't change that it's flat-out discrimination and mistreatment. A buddy of mine in college (long hair, "dude"like beard) got all but raped in some search they did on him. Clean all his life, too. Just sayin'.
Maybe you did something suspicious that made him think you were up to no good. Then again maybe he's just a racist dick that picks on minorities, but don't you realize assuming that he's racist just because he's a mid-20's white cop that asked you if you were "ok" makes you just as ignorant as him? Now, if he'd made you perform a bunch of sobriety tests and hassled you further, I'd agree with you. Sounds like you just automatically judged him because he was doing his job.
I get that. Trust me, I do. I've met a number of good cops. Two (elsewhere) are even friends of mine. One is even white. But I've been around the block enough times to know this guy wasn't asking if I was "okay." Ever see First Blood? The tone was such that he was looking for me to look for trouble, and wasn't looking to help me at all. I'm not judging blindly here, this is based on experience. My next response was going to dictate whether or not he would get to make a scene and therefore a name for himself. I realize I'm venting, but this wasn't something where I mistook a kind gesture in a hostile manner. This was me averting my gaze so I could get the fuck out of Dodge, and anybody who has been through this (much less multiple times) knows what I mean.