...said one of my [white male] co-workers. That was today.
So it's not at all surprising that a lot of people don't understand what the President means when he says something like:
I think it’s important to recognize that the African-American community is looking at this issue through a set of experiences and a history that—that doesn’t go away. There are very few African-American men in this country who haven’t had the experience of being followed when they were shopping in a department store. That includes me.
I was tempted to ask my co-worker how many times in the last six months he had been pulled over for "driving suspiciously" in his own neighborhood (4 or 5 times for me).
But I held my tongue. Maybe next time.