Why Black Lives Do Matter, is sweeping in scope and as laser in focus, and even hits harder, on the same devastating racial stereotypes of Blacks that I examined almost a quarter century earlier. It again assesses how racial typecasting continues to fuel the widespread public belief that Blacks are victimizers and not victims. This has stifled public debate and enabled political inaction, if not outright resistance, to meaningful solutions to the problem of racial victimization in American society. I detail a series of steps that have been taken by many groups and individuals in schools, business and public agencies to combat racial typecasting. I add to that more steps that can be taken to confront the problem. <br />I owe a debt of gratitude to the young men and women who formed Black Lives Matter and rammed the issue of police violence and its bedrock in racial stereotypes and fears on the nation’s table. The devaluation of Black lives has truly been a chronic, painful, and all consuming American dilemma that screams for an end. In a small way, Why Black Lives Do Matter attempts to further that aim.
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