It's a good article but I think it takes a line which is far too strong. News Outlets also focus way too much on the color divide in these cases. Sometimes a White Cop shooting a Black Man is just that: a Cop shooting someone. There's no question that race comes into play in many cases. But at some point, the case should also be analyzed from the perspective of just cop and alleged victim....or in the case of the deputy sheriff who mistook his gun for a taser; an alleged cop shooting an alleged victim.
Sorry. Couldn't help myself.
But if we are going to analyze this stuff in terms of race, we need to look at the bigger picture. WHY is the Black community look at as dangerous? There are a lot of issues inside the Black community which need to be addressed primarily by the Black community itself. Neighborhoods often have crimes where no one will "snitch." The more negative aspects of the Rap Culture have infected Black youth. Don't get me wrong. There's a lot of great Rap and Hip Hop. But the celebration of violence, degradation of women, and the constant focus on bling making the man by many in Rap and Hip Hop is eating alive the Black Community.
And frankly, whether he is white or black, when a guy walks in with sagging pants, a long t-shirt, and starts talking about his fo-shizzle, everyone starts looking at him differently.