I’d like to spend a bit more time on how these racial stereotypes get propagated. Find me a news broadcast in a large city in the US that doesn’t have the following statement in it at some point:
“Police are searching for [enter # of criminals] who are wanted in the [enter crime of your choice]. The suspects are described as [enter #] BLACK MEN in their [enter age]…..”
Our (non black) kids grow up watching the nightly news with their parents and hear that line ever fracking night. Is there any wonder they grow up with fears and biases, even if their parents exhibit none?
God knows what this constant stream of communication does to the black kids growing up.
We have met the enemy and He is Us.