55 mph means you black man.

drmcgriffGregory McGriff,
Rutherfordton, NC.

I am an Ivy-league graduate and a board-certified medical doctor.  The subject of race comes up all the time but the conversation that should follow is usually very short.  When I see the speed sign on the road announcing 55 mph (or whatever the legal limit is).  I know that posting is meant for me.  My white counterparts can proceed a bit faster.

I live life at 55 mph lest I get pulled over and then almost anything can happen.

Dr. McGriff’s story was featured on NPR’s Morning Edition. Listen


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