“This history presents us with a suite of hard choices. We do not like hard choices. Here’s a better idea: Let’s all get together and talk about how Mike Brown would still be alive if Beyoncé would make more wholesome music, followed by a national forum on how the charge of “acting white” contributes to mass incarceration. We can conclude with a keynote lecture on “Kids Today” and a shrug.”—Ta-Nehisi Coates, "Black People Are Not Ignoring ‘Black on Black’ Crime."
This is the best commentary on the shooting of Mike Brown I’ve read so far. It contextualizes the tragic event and savages the insane bias unarmed young black men face after they’ve been gunned down by cowards.