People aren't crossing the street because you're black, people are crossing the street because you look sketchy. You're most likely with 2-3 of your friends and all wearing hoods and thinking about how racist everyone that crosses the street is. Protip they aren't racist you just aren't considering what you and your friends look like from their pov. It has nothing to do with race and all to do with intimidation. Me and my friends aren't total dicks but I do live in canada so sometimes we do need to wear hoods due to whether conditions and I can remember a lot of instances of people crossing the street from me and all my white ass friends. Do you know why? Because we looked 2 spooky 4 them.