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think4yourself May 30th, 2018 3:33pm

You are sitting in your car at a stop light, parking lot, etc. you notice a strange man approaching your car who happens to be black. Do you lock your doors?

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otto Olean, NY
06/01/18 11:34 am

Yes. But because it is a strange man, not because it is a black man.

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PB246 California
05/30/18 9:37 pm

My car auto locks after driving for like a minute... and the back seat came with the child locks on and I haven’t made the effort to change it.

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bluerum29 optimistic idealist
06/01/18 8:23 pm

I've never liked driving or riding with the doors locked, thats always bothered me.

Bakon24 Utah
05/30/18 8:41 pm

Well my car is old but even it has automatic locks. But I actually gave a black guy a ride one time that was running toward my car.

lcamino Florida
05/30/18 3:22 pm

I always keep my doors looked.

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lj74
05/30/18 3:10 pm

No, because they auto lock when car is in Drive

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sgkitty new york
05/30/18 2:44 pm

They are already locked.

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tokala
05/30/18 2:34 pm

My car is always locked.

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xtarite
05/30/18 12:48 pm

We could leave it at “strange man approaching your car” and the answer would be he same

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Vietman manhattan
05/30/18 12:20 pm

“Strange” is the operative word here.

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Domino3 Abolish the ATF
05/30/18 12:03 pm

No. Because they are already locked..

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PinkLabrador
05/30/18 10:35 am

I don’t care what color you are or what sex you are, I’m locking my doors.

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RussianThunder Russia and USA
05/30/18 10:37 am

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jenkp223 Being a mommy
05/30/18 10:23 am

Regardless of his color, I would lock my doors. Also, they automatically lock when I put the car in gear.

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MannIsMe COVID Dont Surf
05/30/18 10:18 am

Automatic locks dude.
The doors all lock when I put the car I to gear

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chickencookie America weeps
05/30/18 10:06 am

My doors are always locked. If I’m with my husband and he picks up something in store, first thing I do is lock the doors. There are bad people everywhere.

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historylover
05/30/18 9:49 am

The color of the man would not enter into my thought process, and my car doors are almost always locked whether I am in the car or not. I consider using locks to be common sense.

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GeezerGolf President Elect
05/30/18 9:44 am

My doors are locked way before that, in my driveway.

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shygal47 Florida east coast
05/30/18 9:30 am

No - the doors auto-lock so they are already locked. Butch even if they weren’t I wouldn’t go out of my way to lock them just because someone is walking toward me.
Don’t borrow trouble.
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think4yourself Not a safe space
05/30/18 9:36 am

Actually not locking your doors is asking for trouble. Carjacking is a real problem.

DunkinFrunk Austin area, Texas
05/30/18 9:20 am

My doors are already locked, they lock automatically when I start driving.

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mfjd1948 rural johnson co iowa
05/30/18 9:09 am

No. I roll down the window and ask him if I can be of assistance.

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Think Lovin Life
06/03/18 6:34 am

That strategy works fine in the sticks of Johnson County. Try that at 15th & Mulberry in Des Moines at 10pm at night and then get back to us!

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
05/30/18 9:03 am

Our doors are automatically locked. I don’t care what color a stranger would be. If you wanted to speak I would crack the window down. I do not give it to panhandlers.

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presrvd Phoenix
05/30/18 9:03 am

My doors automatically lock when I kick it into drive....

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cowboy SCOTUS 2020
05/30/18 8:56 am

Doors are always locked, no matter who it is.

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orgblu10 Shamerica
05/30/18 8:43 am

They would already be locked.

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kscott516 Fact checker
05/30/18 8:41 am

I lock them if any man approaches my car

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NexusBlue California
05/30/18 8:41 am

Mine lock automatically when I hit 10 miles per hour.

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think4yourself Not a safe space
05/30/18 8:38 am

As “proof of racism” I have heard several people claim if a black man approaches a strangers car they lock their doors. This is a smart thing to do if any stranger approaches your car and not a sign of racism.

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shygal47 Florida east coast
05/30/18 9:31 am

? So, why did you specify black in the poll?

think4yourself Not a safe space
05/30/18 9:38 am

Because some are so afraid of being called a racist they would be less likely to do the smart thing and lock their doors just because the stranger is black.

shygal47 Florida east coast
05/30/18 9:54 am

I suppose there is some logic in that thought .. I just don’t see why skin color is an issue ... suppose someone fell into green paint, looks for help, and you cannot tell what color of skin they have?
I once had a black doctor who asked me for my permission to touch me — I was, like, why are you asking? You’re a Doctor!
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think4yourself Not a safe space
05/30/18 10:05 am

That’s my point. Locking your door when a stranger approaches is the smart thing to do, but many claim it is racist if it happens to be a black stranger.

jlong105 Indiana
05/30/18 8:34 am

Doors are already locked.

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think4yourself Not a safe space
05/30/18 8:36 am

Say you noticed you forgot to lock them?

jlong105 Indiana
05/30/18 8:43 am

Then I don’t think about them just because I see someone. I never touch my door locks they lock and unlock automatically.

jlong105 Indiana
05/30/18 9:13 am

Now if anyone approaches my car in the dark and I’m not driving for Uber at the time, my hand may go to something by my knee.