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Police in Alaska are investigating a social media photo of a woman who showed an officer her 'white privilege card' instead of a driver's license during traffic stop

Sarah Al-Arshani   

Police in Alaska are investigating a social media photo of a woman who showed an officer her 'white privilege card' instead of a driver's license during traffic stop
  • A woman reportedly pulled out her "white privilege card" during a traffic stop in Alaska.
  • Mimi Israelah said she was pulled over for weaving and couldn't find her license, the AP reported.

Police in Anchorage, Alaska are investigating a viral social media post of a woman who showed police officers her "white privilege card" instead of her license during a traffic stop, the Associated Press reported.

In a since-deleted Facebook post, Mimi Israelah said she was pulled over at around 3:43 am after she arrived in Anchorage for a rally by former President Donald Trump, the AP reported.

Israelah wrote that the officer asked for her license and she couldn't find it.

"When I saw my White Privilege card, I gave to him if it's ok," she wrote. "He laughed and called his partner. It's their first time to see a White Privileged (sic) card," she said, according to the AP.

In a screengrab of a video reportedly of Israelah's interaction posted on Twitter, she can be heard asking the officer: "You like my white privilege card?"

In the video, the officer replied, "That's hilarious."

The top of the card reads, "White Privilege Card Trumps Everything," according to screenshots of the post.

On her social media accounts, Israelah described herself as Pinay, a woman of Filipino origin.

In a press release, APD Chief Michael Kerle said the profession does not "tolerate, practice, condone, facilitate, or collaborate with any form of discrimination."

"Our mission is to protect and serve our community in the most professional and compassionate manner possible. Our vision is to create an environment where everyone matters. As the Chief of Police, I take these two statements to heart. We must work hard to foster a healthy relationship with the community and work even harder to maintain that relationship. We will continue to work diligently to maintain a positive relationship with our community. That relationship is earned by the hard-working people, who show up every day and embody our mission and vision," Kerle said.

Celeste Hodge Growden, president of the Alaska Black Caucus told the AP she was disappointed by the social media post and was curious if Israelah faced any consequences.

"I know that there are people of color that weave and they get ticketed," Growden said. "They don't have that white privilege, get-out-of-a-citation card."

The AP reported that Israel said she was not ticketed, despite being pulled over for weaving.

Israelah did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.

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