I've known this person for years and would be one of the first to say that he doesn't have racist bone in his body. That being said it goes to show how misinformed many people are and how little they know about what it really means to be an African American. His comments to me sounded like something I could have heard by watching FOX News.
So now all of a sudden there's a concern about the lives of African American youth? Is that really the case? I don't need to share the statistics. It's a well known fact that Stop and Frisk did not yield the results that it's proponents touted. When looking at the broader picture Stop and Frisk did accomplish something, it instilled fear. The same fear that the overseer used to control the master's slaves. The fear of control. The fear among many youths that they better stay in line or else they'll end up becoming part of the system.