Commentary by Larry Elder
Maybe it was because the presidential election was just a few days away. Or maybe it was because I arrived at the airport a good two hours before my flight and had plenty of time. Or maybe it was because of the combative interview I recently had with the celebrity website TMZ. We will get to that later.
But as I walked through the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, I saw a young white man with long black hair, maybe 20 years old, walking toward me. He was wearing a black T-shirt with white letters: “Protect Black Women.” It was quite early. The airport wasn’t particularly busy, and he and I were alone in a hall corridor.
“Excuse me,” I said, “Do you mind if I ask in what way aren’t Black women protected?”
He wasn’t sure he heard me correctly, as we were both wearing masks, so I repeated the question.
“Oh, they aren’t