Pitts: The high cost of not knowing

The most dangerous place for black people to live is in white people's imagination. So says comedian D.L. Hughley. And surely Tamir Rice and Trayvon Martin would concur if they were alive to do so. But if white people's imagination is the most dangerous place for black people, it is also the most denigrating. Fresh but superfluous evidence of that arrived Friday in the form of a photo on the med school yearbook page of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam. The image, taken in 1984, the year Mr. Northam turned 25, depicts two young men, one wearing a KKK hood, the other painted in blackface. (Balt. Sun)

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