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Driving While Black (DWB)

Driving While Black (DWB) is a term coined in the 1990's which references allegations of racism in American policing. It refers to the police using traffic offenses as an excuse for stopping African-Americans who have committed no offense, questioning them and searching them and their cars. Essentially, they are being stopped without the usual requirement of “probable cause or “reasonable suspicion.”