All anyone has to do is watch the Yale tape of the officers treating the black student in the way that they do and it is clear there is an authoritarian government in place for black people. I learned this myself when I was fourteen and the police pulled us over in Cedar Falls, Iowa asking my black boyfriend and me what we were doing there. Of course, this was followed by an illegal search of our car. That was in 1985. What is embarrassing is watching white people continue to deny it.