Cops, yuppies, and moral focus: reflections on a welter of racial discord

A crowd listens as Valerie Castile, mother of Philando Castile, speaks during a protest in response to the police killing of George Floyd outside the Hennepin County Government Center on May 29, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Stephen Maturen/Getty)

“For thus hath the Lord said unto me, Go, set a watchman, let him declare what he seeth.” —Isaiah 21:6 (KJV)

“Remember us better than we are.”—Vincent Brand to Caliban, Penny Dreadful

A few friends asked for my thoughts on the latest round of “racially charged” national controversies — which is not terribly surprising: I’m a politically active black conservative who managed to turn even my own wedding into a controversy. Since it can be difficult to keep track of which outrage we’re all supposed to be focused on, I’ll touch on a variety of them more broadly.

Rek LeCounte

MBA student at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business who blogs at Token Dissonance.

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