The more horrific part, in my opinion, is that we—people of color—have been exposed to this "thugs deserve to die" narrative so frequently that some of us seem to have embraced it ourselves.

This is something I explained recently in a "white privilege" conversation; that it's even deeper in our national mentality on race, and even more poisonous. Even when you're "one of the good ones," you have to spend every day justifying your right to even be alive.

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