Jemel Roberson’s death underscores that the fear of the Black men trumps the “good guy with a gun” narrative

Wait. Listen closely.

Do you hear that?

That’s the deafening silence of the National Rifle Association in the wake of the shooting death of Jemel Roberson, a security officer who was killed by the police while doing his damn job at a suburban Chicago nightclub.

Roberson, who was in possession of a legally registered gun, allegedly attempted to subdue an armed club patron who was involved in a skirmish. Roberson was wearing a coat with big-ass letters reading “SECURITY.”  Reportedly,...

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