And yet the number of cops being ambushed has gone through the roof. EVERY TIME a black male, or female, is shot by a cop, the black community automatically assumes it's racism. EVERY clash between races is about racism, not about whatever else could be to blame. I don't believe that we are at a point of peaceful conversation. The hate is seething just below the surface on all sides. We have black people accusing all sorts of non-blacks of cultural appropriation for really dumb shit. Black women are telling non-black women, you don't get to join forces with us because even though you're a woman, you're not a black woman. Klan-types are louder and even politicians with racist tendencies feel emboldened to espouse their hatred. Personally, I believe we are very close to another large civil disturbance. kapernick hasn't done a damn thing to sacrifice. He hasn't focused the discussion nor moved it forward. He chose the method for a reason and he knew damn well how it would be received. It was intended to insult, offend. So he should stop pretending to be butthurt.