The shootings of the last few weeks–of black suspects; of police–have at least provoked what has seemed to be impossible: a national conversation over race.
We have black people defending the police; gun rights activists defending a black man shot by police; liberals questioning their extreme rhetoric; conservatives showing empathy for both sides. Moving outside the usual categories is a helpful thing, if we are going to face up to our problems and do something about them. So says conservative columnist Jonah Goldberg. . . . [Read more…]