“The Good, Racist People”

NY Times Op-Ed, by Te-Nehisi Coates

Forest WhitakerThe piece is about Forest Whitaker getting accused of shoplifting in a deli. I was particularly struck by this quote:

The promise of America is that those who play by the rules, who observe the norms of the “middle class,” will be treated as such. But this injunction is only half-enforced when it comes to black people, in large part because we were never meant to be part of the American story.

What do you find interesting, moving or surprising in this piece?