I wasn't being cheeky... ...I was seriously trying to understand his p.o.v.
A bit like carp, not having a clue about the insult thrown at the Obamas with the image of WaterMelons being grown in the WhiteHouse Rose Garden.
It's easy to miss the impact if you've never been exposed to this long standing cultural stereotyping.
There's always the chance that Mr.B has no idea of the phenomenon of cops pulling over black teens and escorting them to an out-of-the-way location where they proceed to beat the snot out of them... or "shooting them while escaping"... without consequences, cops carrying a "throw-down" piece to the scene in order to prove "self defense"...
Most white people are vaguely aware of it... but would rather "not know" whereas others know full well but are afraid to face the retribution of speaking out about it...esp. since "nothing will come of it".
Professor Yoyo posted a thread called "Being Black" wherein Levar Burton talks about the recommended procedure when being pulled over by "The LAW", but they didn't go into detail about the consequences of not taking those steps (in order to not wind up either getting dragged from your vehicle and having your head cracked open just for asking why you were being pulled over, or being found in a shallow grave.)
So, yeah.. this case strikes a raw nerve (as it should) so I was having a problem wrapping my head around accepting the verdict as "Justice Served" N.Q.A.
Like I said... Now that these incidence** are coming to light in the glaring spotlight of public attention, perhaps public opinion will become public outcry, and this latest run of Jim Crow Justice will finally be discussed and ultimately resolved. ** Like the Viral video of the different reactions between the black vs white teen fiddling with the bike lock, And the Boston Professor arrested for 'breaking into his own house... even after showing his identification and the ratio of black-to-white teens succumbing to the "Stop & Frisk" Laws... and many other examples...
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