An eighteen year old man, black in complexion, strolls his neighborhood one evening, carrying a Kel-Tec 9 mm semi-automatic gun. While walking, he spots another man, this one white, walking through the neighborhood. This black man knows that white people walking around after dark is usually a sign of impending trouble. After all, why is this white man walking around after dark in a nice neighborhood like this one?
Why doesn’t he just go back to his own neighborhood?
He calls the local police and tells them, “there is a white man walking around my neighborhood, and he looks suspicious.” He then states, “these fucking assholes always get away”, suggesting that white people who walk from one place to another after dark are “fucking assholes” who, presumably, get away with things.
The armed black man follows the white man, for the purpose of protecting the neighborhood-even though the police told him that it was not necessary. But the black man persisted, because, well, you know, you’ve got to keep an eye on white people.
The white man, seeing that he is being followed, stops and has the impudence to question the black man as to why the black man is following him. This white man is disregarding the fact that black people are usually allowed the privilege of checking up on white people, since the motives of black people is rarely questioned and white people are, well you know…
An altercation ensues and, although details are sketchy, the black man ends up killing the white man, claiming self-defense. The local police chief, having heard the above details, does not bother arresting the black man since, hell, we all know that young black men carrying guns and walking around at night in residential neighborhoods is quite a normal, everyday occurrence. We don’t want to discourage it because it helps protect us from, well you know…
We should encourage armed, young, black men walking around in our neighborhoods at night to report any unauthorized white people, and protect them even if, every now and then, a white guy has to die. Hey, these things just happen sometimes.
I hope that your incredulity regarding the above narrative would inform your opinion of how we should react when the colors are reversed.