Hi, Helen. I agree with most of what you say. But it's inflammatory false rhetoric like this, "when we all finally see that black men and women are dying in cages not because they have the same amount of marijuana in their pocket as I do, but because they are still living out the slave-catcher-turned-police-officer and plantation-owner-turned-private prison-owner nightmare this country was built on", that is causing the ignorant to act out like they are. There is no question policing needs an injection of change. However, there is also no question that the citizens need to take a hard look in the mirror at their own behavior, as well. People shouldn't die over stupid stuff, cops need better deescalation skills and vetting. But citizens need to take their share of the blame when they resist for no other reason than because they are on camera.
Otherwise, who cares what color a women politician's lipstick or hair is? I just want to know if they can do the job. That's where mainstream media needs to re-calibrate.