I just saw this on my morning Facebook feed.
It's a clip from what looks like an intelligent tv show called "What Would You Do?"
It's about 6 minutes. Please watch before commenting.
The set-up is a public park on a bright sunny day. In full view, a young white man is trying to steal a bike, clearly does not have keys to the lock, and variously hammers, saws, uses bolt cutters and finally an electric saw to cut the chain. Over 100 people pass him, some look, but except for one couple they all do nothing, including not call the police.
Some are interviewed after.
Then a young Black man, the same age and dress as the young white man tries to steal the bike. While we can predict, correctly, what happens, what's more interesting to me is how (white) people justify their actions/inactions.