Trayvon Martin comes to mind. An armed man, in this case two men, in a vehicle pursues a black man because he looks suspicious.
“Gregory McMichael told police he and his son, Travis, saw Arbery running and believed he was a burglary suspect. McMichael said the two armed themselves and pursued Arbery in their truck. The two told police Arbery attacked them after one of them got out of the truck with a shotgun.”
It took 2 months for the police to detain the father and son shooters. How long would it have taken for police to arrest two black men shooting a white jogger?
Nanoseconds would have been considered too long.
Race relations have improved since Emmett Till was tortured, killed and dumped in a river for supposedly whistling at a white woman. No doubt.
Towns don’t turn out for lynchings with picnic baskets and cameras. But to ignore the fact that there is definitely a seamy undercurrent of white supremacy is an act of denial. Centuries of apartheid enforced by law and terror do not disappear from a culture in just a generation or two.