When I write about house Negroes and field Negroes in America I hope that folks understand what this means: Being black does not automatically get you a black pass. "All my skin folks ain't my kin folks as the old saying goes".
Some white Americans (ahem ahem, conservatives, ahem) are using the shooting of a black 14 year old near New Orleans by a black police officer as a "Gotcha moment!".
"See, they shoot each other too, what's the big deal if a white police officer shoots one of them under questionable circumstances?"
The thing is, though, we expect this type of behavior from certain types of Negroes. Especially those who are corrupted by the wrong elements in certain police departments across the country.
I don't want to jump to conclusions about this particular story, because, unlike Ferguson, it is not as clear what exactly happened. There are allegations that the young man who lost his life had a weapon, and that the shooting was justifiable. We will see.
If it was not a justifiable killing then that officer who pulled the trigger deserves just as much shade tossed his way as Darren Wilson.
The color of his skin or the badge he is wearing does not give him the right to unjustifiably take the life of another human being.
If it turns out to be a justifiable shoot I will take it all back.
At least as it relates to this particular officer. Not the other house Negroes running around with a gun and a badge.