These words uttered by a co-worker. To me such a statement stems from a desire to divert attention from the matter at hand — that an innocent black child was murdered.
It is this form of racism that is most common and most insidious.
My response was not a politically correct non-response. It was not a gentle nod of the head.
I confronted it directly and stated, “An innocent black child was murdered. The murderer is known and has not even been questioned. Everything else is irrelevant.”
He quietly left my office.