I grew up in black Oakland in the 60s and I can't tell you how hard my jaw is on the floor listening to white people — even supposedly woke ones like Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert — express their shock at the level of racism they didn't know we had in our country.
WTF. I would be speechless except I'm a guy who didn't know until the #MeToo movement that people like Cosby, Weinstein and Trump did all those things.
The next thing they do is express support of the movement and optimism for change. WTF. We white people gained this level of awareness in the 60s and we had the Kennedys and LBJ to make change. Now we don't. And I can't see that treatment of blacks by police is any different than it was in the 60s. We just have cell phone video.
I remember seeing photos like this one make the front page of papers in the 60s and us sitting around Oakland wondering how in the world this could be surprising to white people.