Thursday, July 07, 2016

Race Wars

I think that it's possible to believe that the recent police shootings of black men were prompted by police racism without concluding that they are anything like premeditated murder - instead they are a consequence of the deadly mix of police racism, a heavily armed citizenry, and police panic under stress. The attack by snipers in Dallas that killed at least four officers and wounded eight others clearly was premeditated murder and an attempt to provoke a race war.

If such a war were to spread, it would be a catastrophe, especially for blacks, possibly undoing all the progress of the last half century.