Sorry fellow blacks, there is no white boogeyman

Sorry fellow blacks, there is no white boogeyman

It’s happening again.

Moments after the jury in the “loud music trial” returned with its verdict against Michael Dunn — guilty on three counts of attempted murder and a mistrial on charges of murdering teenager Jordan Davis — a rash of commentaries began popping up.

Writers are now expressing the kind of trepidation and angst that would have us believe that black children are not safe because a white man is lurking around every corner, waiting to shoot down a young man minding his own business.

One of the first to weigh in was The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates, who equated Davis’ murder to the selling away of slave children, a daily occurrence in the antebellum South.

“Jordan Davis had a mother and a father. It did not save him,” Coates wrote. “Trayvon Martin had a mother and a father. They could not save him. My son has a father and mother. We cannot protect him from our country, which is our aegis and our assailant.

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