After the second shooting I found out that I was wrong. You see, the two officers who were shot were white. The two shooters were black. What does this matter? I asked myself the same question. Even though the crimes had nothing to do with race, somehow it became a primary issue. Over the last few weeks I have found that there is a blog (The National Black Foot Soldiers for America) that was touting that our police deserved to be shot and that those black "brothas" were doing the work of the cause.
All of a sudden this article was getting passed around on Facebook and the Race debate took center stage. Some of my African American friends were very angry and had some really nasty comments made about how this incident reflected on them. One friend lamented the fact that the negative news always takes precedence to positive news and wanted to know why when a black man shoots someone it makes the whole race looks bad, but when a black man graduates college, no one talks about how it makes the black race look good.
Then another wonderful friend, Kelvin Jenkins, posted this on Facebook: