Why do police officers stop innocent black men? Reputedly racist “killer cops” get all the blame for such confrontations. But black hoodlums are at least partially responsible for casting suspicion on black men who merely resemble those wanted in police manhunts.
Some of America’s roughly 627,000 uniformed officers practice racial profiling and others may be black-hating bigots. Until mankind becomes perfect, the imperfection of prejudice will infect cops — as well as grocers, pilots, and, yes, even journalists.