As you read this, remember, Charlotte is supposed to be better than all that. At least that’s what we’re told.
Also remember that black riots are not expressions of racial hopelessness, they are impressions of racial power. In light of that, this all makes more sense. Charlotte, a town which thinks its shit doesn’t stink, especially compared to the rest of the state that it wants you not to think it’s in, and also that state to its due south, has done nothing but pander and grovel to blacks for more than a generation, going on two. This has resulted in the town’s blacks feeling entitled and arrogant.