Someone at the Lancaster city police department posted this on their official Facebook page this morning:
The timing of this post is unfortunate, as most of us have our attention on the uprising in Ferguson, Missouri, where 94% of the police force is white despite 64% of the residents being black, and 100% of the police force in this photo are white.
Sometimes current events are a more important timing factor than that it’s “throwback Thursday” on Facebook. This post isn’t insensitive in itself, but it’s very out of touch. Given its timing, I maintain that it is salt in our country’s open wound.