Man, when I was in junior high school, I could bring my X-Acto knives to school if it was some kind of hobby day, and we had fishhooks, too, for fishing in the pond. Even in elementary school I could bring a pocket knife as long as I was wearing my Cub Scout uniform.
Of course I was not doing these things while Black. But, still, Bob Herbert thinks something has changed, it’s not just me.
(High school was lame. Let’s just ignore it.)