Black doctor makes poignant TikTok about how he’s treated when he’s not wearing scrubs

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

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