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Confronted by a racist remark for first time

By PAM MITCHELL

Guest column

On July 8, 2016, five policemen were shot and killed by a lone attacker, a young African-American by the name of Micah Johnson.

The attack by Johnson stemmed from two shootings by police that killed two African-American men: Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, La., in front of a convenience store while he was already down; and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minn., who was shot and killed in front of his girlfriend and child.

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