This story from Florida.
There has been a lot of talk about the alleged prejudice against people with "black" sounding names.
Even Google ads are being discussed as being racist.
Then you read a story like the one from Florida, which makes me think of Kathy's expression-that it's not racist if it's true.
"Antoinette Letitia Ford, 23, is charged with aggravated battery, a
felony. An arrest report lists co-defendants as: 24-year-old Javaress
Reshod Barnes, 25-year-old Arshala Lee Ford, 29-year-old Quentin
Herring, 18-year-old Iareian Jiquel Kennedy, 42-year-old Harry Maurice
Roberts, 28-year-old Lasheena Shawndrell Thomas, and 20-year-old Jarvis
Jamaal Young. A 12-year-old boy, a 14-year-old boy, a 16-year-old girl
and a 15-year-old boy were also arrested. Seven of the eight adults
bonded out of jail on Monday morning."
This is a terribly upsetting story. Inasmuch as America has fiscal woes, it has problems of the soul that are devastating and no amount of money or fiscal prudence can fix a basic disrespect for the sanctity of human life and a basic sense of dignity and civil behaviour.