04.14.2018

Local Columnist Writes "You Black Men Might Be Better Off At Home" In Wake Of Clark Shooting

Local Columnist Writes "You Black Men Might Be Better Off At Home" In Wake Of Clark Shooting Getty Images

A columnist for a weekly paper in Rancho Murieta, a gated community southeast of Sacramento, drew social media condemnation Friday after suggesting that black men should stay in their houses after dark in the wake of the Stephon Clark shooting.

"Police have to be careful not to overreact, and you black men might be better off at home after a certain hour," columnist Marcia Courson wrote in her most recent piece for The River Valley Times, a community newspaper owned by Herburger Publications.