U.K.-based Dr. Emeka Okorocha, a Black man, says that when he’s on the street in plain clothes, he’s often racially profiled.
“Everyone seems to love me in my scrubs and everyone is clapping for the [National
Health Service], but if I wear a hoodie.
as a 6’ 6” black man in an affluent neighborhood — they’ll be scared,”
Okorocha explained to the Daily Mail.
In light of the protests that have
broken out around the world.
Okorocha decided to make a TikTok highlighting the treatment he receives
as a Black doctor vs. as a Black civilian.
In his TikTok, which has more than 222,000
likes, Okorocha calls out the racists
who “celebrate” him at work...
and “hate” him when he’s out
on the streets in everyday attire.
“If you celebrate me in my scrubs, don’t hate
me in my hoodie,” Okorocha says in the video.
People really resonated
with Okorocha’s message and applauded him for speaking out.
“This speaks volumes. Hope it reaches millions,” one person said