Letter from America

White rage

Print edition : July 10, 2015

A silent protestor lies on grass in the same way a 14-year-old African-American girl was pinned to the ground by McKinney Police Officer Eric Casebolt on June 8. Photo: Tom Fox/AP

People carry a "Black Lives Matter" banner while protesting against the death of Ezell Ford in Los Angeles on June 9. Photo: PATRICK T. FALLON/REUTERS

Police violence, largely against black people, continues unabated in the U.S., with over 500 killed in the first five months of 2015. The institutional policies based on stereotypes that assume black criminality are not rooted in older forms of discrimination but can be traced to the 1990s.
    This article is closed for comments.
    Please Email the Editor