This incident is just so appalling on many levels. In and of itself it was just terrible. We haven't had anything like this happen in the state in some time, and this was just... words don't suffice.
But on another level, after that terrible police shooting (murder) in Charleston a few weeks ago, and now this... I'm hoping it doesn't have a major negative impact on race relations in my state.
We've come so far in the past couple decades. I remember how things were 30-40 years ago... and how they are today, with blacks and whites living and working side by side, with so much more acceptance for everyone in most places... white grandparents in their 70s walking around Walmart holding their mixed race grandchildren, you wouldn't have seen that 25 years ago. We've come so far, and we've been getting along so well... I don't want this to ruin it all, dammit.