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driving while black (used ironically to refer to the stopping of a black motorist by police because of the motorist’s skin color rather than for any real offense).

verb phrase

A putative motor-vehicle offense committed by blacks: Most middle-class citizens don’t know about the de facto driving violation known as DWB, driving while black (1990s+)

verb phrase

: Nor does William Julius Wilson wonder why he was stopped near a small New England town by a policeman. There’s a moving violation that many African-Americans know as DWB: Driving While Black (1990s+)

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