It’s pretty simple really. In a post-racial world, a story like this would not be relegated to 3 small paragraphs.
It wouldn’t do to pay attention to this story while everyone is supposed to be feeling good about Obama’s presidency. The fact that this happened on the same day as his election underscores what so many of us know and have been trying to say. Racism has NOT disappeared, it is still going strong and our country would be better if we didn’t delegate stories like this to miniscule updates while our news stations continue to act like the only violence in America is committed by POC.