Law professor Richard Epstein writes in his Hoover Institution column about what he describes as "good news":
Right now, ironically, race relations are, if anything, better than a year ago because we do not have the constant acrimony over the deaths of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown that defined the final period of the Obama administration. It is not too far-fetched to assume that the relative calm in race relations (to which Charlottesville was the dreadful exception) stems in part because of increasing economic opportunities. As the the Wall Street Journal reports, "the unemployment rate for black Americans fell to its lowest rate ever at 6.8%."...Remember, the strongest protection for any worker is not some balky legal regime, but a growing economy that makes the threat to quit credible.