john derbyshite

After Dallas, Time To Accept The Reality Of Race

As everyone surely knows, on Thursday evening citizens of Dallas, Texas were holding a demonstration in that city’s downtown, good-naturedly chanting “Pigs in a blanket!” and “F— the police!” while the city’s police department was out in force to keep order.

Suddenly there was shooting from a high building nearby, targeted at the cops. By the time it was over, five officers had died and seven others were wounded. A gunman, identified as Micah X.  Johnson, a black man aged 25, was also dead, killed by police. We still don’t know if there were other shooters.

What to say about this? Let’s start with the original demonstration. What were those citizens demonstrating about?

Black people being shot by cops. There were three cases in recent days

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