"I just want to echo this sentiment and expand on it a bit. The approach here is not 'either it's about race or it isn't.' It's 'this is about race along with. . .' . . . Moreover, it's worth understanding that this movement toward an absurdly low threshold for self-defense claims is a national one, which is making headway in states where very few black people live. As is often the case, black people bear a spectacular burden for bad public policy. But the burden is never solely--and rarely even mostly--born by black people."