Bad Things that Happened in 2016:
Donald Trump elected, Brexit, Orlando Shooting, Bastille Day Terror Attack, Brussels Bombing, Gator attack, Dallas Police Shooting, Zika outbreak, David Bowie died, Prince died, Alan Rickman died, Gene Wilder died, Muhammad Ali died, Christina Grimmie died, Harambe died, Hurricane Matthew, and general concern over terrorism and the state of the world.
Good Things that Happened in 2016: Yuri!!! on Ice Episode 7
On Saturday night, James L. Boulware of Paris, Texas, opened fire on Police Headquarters in Dallas, and engaged officers in a multi-hour standoff ending in his death by sniper.
Many questions arise after incidents like this. Was the perpetrator a terrorist? Did his actions indicate some broader cultural pathology? Will other people who look like him be held accountable for his actions?
The answer, in this case, appears to be no. James L. Boulware is a white man in America, so James L. Boulware’s story gets to be about just James L. Boulware. This is hardly the case for others.