Fear of Talking About Race

I don’t normally comment on American domestic issues, since my specialty is foreign affairs, and I’m currently in China.

But from Shanghai, where I’m now ensconced, I’ve been watching from a distance the reaction in the U.S. to the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of unarmed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. I tried to refrain, but decided it was time to jump in with my two cents.


Dude, really great post. Keep them coming. Also loved the Detroit piece in the WP this past week.

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