From the outset, the great difficulty has been discerning whether the authorities are driven by malevolence or incompetence. —Jelani Cobb
I say: why choose?
I’m not being glib. If you don’t think black lives matter, or matter much, then why bother taking the care to preserve them?
And, of course, thinking that black lives don’t matter (much) is pretty much at the nasty little heart of malevolence.