It's happened yet again.
An African-American guest at a Portland hotel says staffers called police on him after he took a phone call in the lobby -- an incident many observers see as another in a dispiriting and all-too-familiar series.
In 2018, police across the United States have been urged to investigate black people for doing all kinds of daily, mundane, noncriminal activities.
This year alone, police have been called on African-Americans for:
And these are just the incidents that CNN has reported. There are no doubt many others.
A review of news headlines this year shows that police were also called on other people of color. But it seemed to happen most often to black people: black people just going about their business.
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