Another Son Stopped for Being Black at Yale

Young black men remain objects of suspicion. Argue if you like about the reasons, but there’s no escaping the underlying reality.

Not as safe as it seems.

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The columnist Charles M. Blow of the New York Times has sparked debate this week by his disclosure that his son, a student at Yale College, was stopped at gunpoint by a Yale police officer who said he resembled a robbery suspect.

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