Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
White cop shoots Black youth in view of a million witnesses and store security video. Where are the protests?
Granted, the cop was off-duty, in civilian clothes, on personal business in a shopping center. Granted, the youth was busy slashing shoppers with a knife. Still – why isn’t this a racial hate crime?
Maybe Somalis born in African who come to America as refugees don’t count as “African-American” but count as “White” the way Asians do for college admissions, and therefore this kid is not protest-worthy? Or maybe the kid was a White Somali – they have them, you know; they sign up at the same place as Hispanics like that guy in Florida.
Maybe St. Cloud is inconveniently far away if you depend on light rail for transportation to the protest?
It’s just odd.
In point of fact, they don’t count as “African-American”.