There’s a certain feeling that many black people are accustomed to feeling. It’s that feeling of embarrassment for the entire black community when a fellow black person is acting out in public. You feel like all the non-black folks witnessing the events are judging you guilty by association.
That’s the unfortunate reality of being a minority. Just from being near an event, you must also be complicit in the act. You can’t ever be an individual. And that’s an all too normal tragedy.