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Driving While Black, abbreviated as DWB, is a phrase in the contemporary American vernacular that refers to the criminalization of black drivers. An alternate phrase, Driving While Brown, is more encompassing, referring to the crime of being a non-caucasian driver.


In July 2009, a black Québécois named Joel Debellefeuille was pulled over by Longueuil police because, according to documents, "his Quebecois name did not match his skin tone."[1] He was also questioned as to if the car was his.[2]

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