After the brutal murder of Ahmaud Arbery, a white man recently conducted a social experiment that proved what most of us knew all along: race is an important factor in our society.
Keep scrolling to see the controversial video...
Recently, a white man decided to show us that race is an important factor in our minds.
Ahmaud Arbery was shot dead in Brunswick on February 23 while he was jogging through the Satilla Shores neighborhood.
via: The Arbery familyThe twenty-five-year-old black man was unarmed and out jogging when he was shot by 2 white men who claimed they thought he was a burglar.
Cellphone footage showing the moment he was shot has prompted national outrage since it surfaced online this week...
via: twitterThe twenty-eight-second video shows Arbery jogging around a neighborhood on a sunny afternoon in late February. The footage ends with 2 loud gunshots.
Once again, this incident occurred in February. It is now May.
And all because the video circulated on social media...
This man was hunted down like an animal and his life was thrown away like he was worthless this could have been me… https://t.co/X2pegmyiIJ— Jay (@Jay)1588806057.0
Arbery's parents, Wanda Jones Cooper and Marcus Arbery Sr, spoke at a press conference after the footage was released.
Marcus Arbery said his son, who was an aspiring boxer was athletic and known for taking daily jogs around the neighborhood.
My heart is broke for the family of Ahmaud Arbery. As a mother, my child is my child regardless of age, I can’t ima… https://t.co/SCiFnZ0xPx— Maryanne Dooner (@Maryanne Dooner)1588900455.0
Gregory McMichael, 64, and his son, Travis McMichael, 34, were arrested just a few days ago for his murder.
It’s foul that 2 months following Ahmad Arbery’s murder, a video has to surface the internet and a petition has to… https://t.co/QBobqzlY9G— icandoanything (@icandoanything)1588894336.0
But those claims are made with no evidence at the time.
The shooter claimed his son got out of the truck holding a shotgun and was attacked by Arbery, as per the police report obtained by ABC News.
BREAKING: Greg and Travis McMichael, the retired police officer and son who shot and killed Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-yea… https://t.co/a7VA40rIxg— Democracy Now! (@Democracy Now!)1588900392.0
Arbery was pronounced dead at the scene by the Glynn County coroner.
via: TwitterAnd before you get it twisted, no weapons were found on him, according to the police report.
Arbery would have turned twenty-six on Friday.
In honor of his birthday, social media users have set a new challenge.
I have been stopped too many times driving while black or riding a bike while black. For me, running has always bee… https://t.co/SaIxAeTukF— DC〽️ (@DC〽️)1588962217.0
But one man decided to use his post to create some awareness...
via: InstagramRichard Demsick, also known by his Tik Tok handle @jestertotheking, decided he was going to run 2.3 miles but with a "stolen" TV in his hands to see if anyone stops him or even asks about what he is doing.
In the video he says:
via: Instagram"Alright, I figured it out. I've got my hat on backwards, I'm shirtless like I'm on some episode of Cops and I'm running with a TV..."
via: Instagram"Someone's gonna stop me now for sure," he says. "Because if not, then what was the problem with Ahmaud?"
The video has since racked up over 20,000 views on Instagram.
via: InstagramHe captioned it: "I don’t understand, made it home safe after my #2.23milerun what did I do wrong? #irunwithmaud #irunwithahmaud #runwithmaud #runwithahmaud #runningwhilewhite."
What an impact.
via: InstagramApparently, people waved at him and said "hi" to him, but not even one person questioned why he had a TV in his hands... Even when he got home and asked his mother if she was afraid of letting him do this social experiment, just in case things went wrong, she said "no" because a man like him - hinting to the fact that he was white - would never be treated in the barbaric way Ahmaud was.