The shooting of an unarmed black man by a police officer who entered his apartment has polarized Dallas and inflamed racial tensions.
Amy HarmonI spoke to Allison Jean as she visited NYC yesterday. For more details you’ll def want to read this in-depth piece by @mannyNYT probing the questions raised by this case and the tensions it is stoking in Dallas
Allison Jean, the mother of Botham Shem Jean, struggled to understand why her son, as a black man in America, was so careful. Then he was killed by an off-duty officer.
Amy HarmonAs a young black man in America, Botham Jean scrupulously avoided even the most routine encounters with police, his mother Allison told me. Then an off-duty police officer, who says she mistook him for a burglar, shot and killed him in his own home.
Amy HarmonAllison Jean questions the use of the word “silhouette’’ in Amber Guyger’s description of what she saw on entering Botham’s apartment. The term, she says, deliberately obscures the racial dynamic of a white police officer shooting a black man in his home.
Amy HarmonA resident in the building where Botham Jean lived also questions whether it would have been too dark to see into the apartment, given the lighting in the complex. “Even if all the lights are off, I can see what my furniture looks like.''
The New York schools chancellor inherited one of the country’s most segregated systems, where officials have avoided change and where entrenched policies feed the problem.
Amy HarmonRead this for the clear-eyed analysis of NYC's shameful school segregation, the new chancellor's talk of fixing it, the human illustration of its injustice --and for how it holds policymakers & white parents accountable for perpetuating it. @DanaGoldstein
“It was a dead-enders event from the get-go.” The alt-right’s sparse turnout at a Washington rally on Sunday illustrated a fracturing within the movement.
Amy HarmonA year after Charlottesville, white supremacists can't get a quorum at a rally, and some have disappeared from the internet. But their ideas are still infecting mainstream political culture.
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