Those who defend the police insist that perceptions made in the moment matter most of all and should trump all other concerns and criticisms. They are onto something.
The NFL had to choose between its black players and its conservative white fans. It, very predictably, went with its conservative, white fans.
Magdiel Sanchez had a very good reason for not following the orders that Oklahoma City Police were giving him. That reason did not save his life.
The inability to recognize another person’s humanity is how it is that Michael Bennett ended up being handcuffed on the ground, after having been threatened.
Here’s a smart take on race and policing.