The blunt fact is that Darren Wilson is using a traditional Southern defense strategy, one which seldom fails–something that I have heard white folks say in my presence: “What’s the big deal. It was only a n****r.”
Video via Chauncey de Vega, who points out that
Ultimately, what is the needlessly complex theater surrounding the death of Michael Brown at the hands of Darren Wilson can be crystallized down to one essential truth. Darren Wilson killed Michael Brown for the “crime” of being black and walking in the street.
This is not a new crime in the United States.