The Skulduggery of the Week in the Oct. 4 editions of Park Cities People and Preston Hollow People was about a phone theft at NorthPark. In case you’ve forgotten, here’s what it said:
IF HE DIDN’T, HE DOES NOW
At 11:45 a.m. on Sept. 24, a driver asked to borrow a man’s $400 iPhone 5 outside NorthPark Center, and the man was hesitant. But he handed over the phone when a passenger asked, “Is that what you think of black people?” He never got the phone back.
A Preston Hollow reader, who is black, was mighty upset over this. “It is difficult enough living in a world where color is all ‘some’ people see,” he wrote, “and for you to accent and promote this bias and stereotype in this way is utterly disgusting.” He also said I made the point that the victim “may not have thought highly or respectfully of the black guy or people in general.”
I told him I featured this crime because of the irony — I didn’t make that point; the black thieves did. I added that I didn’t see this Skulduggery as an indictment of all black people; rather, it was an indictment of those two scumbags in that car.
Well, he wasn’t satisfied with that answer. Are you? Or do you agree that what we published was wrong?