An observation: when white folks want to defend white cops accused of assaulting or murdering blacks, they are pretty chatty. They come all with all kinds of reasons why it's OK -- the black person was resisting, or had a
carrying a gun, or
been carrying a gun, or had actually
. The list of excuses and justifications is impressively creative.
But when it starts to look like the cops were actually in the wrong, as it did today when six Baltimore cops were
with causing Freddy Gray's death, the chattering dies out completely. No apologies, no retractions. Just silence, until their next outbreak of outrage.
Makes you wonder whether the attitude of many whites is about defending the law or just defending folks that look like them.
Prejudice -- to pre-judge based on little or no evidence -- cuts both ways. It prematurely exonerates whites while rushing to judgment on blacks.
Welcome to post-post-racial America.