What you see depends upon where you stand.  Nicholas Kristof notes the difference in perception of racial incidents between whites and African Americans.  “Even in the last decade, almost two-thirds of white Americans have said that blacks are treated fairly by the police, and four out of five whites have said that black children have the same chance as white kids of getting a good education. In short, the history of white Americans’ attitudes toward race has always been one of self-deception.”