The police got one thing right. They got it wrong when they arrested and handcuffed a Muslim boy for bringing a clock to school.
But they were right when asked if they would have done the same thing if the boy was white - - yes, they said. Yes, there is anti-Islamic sentiment in our country. But more fundamentally, there is an anti-boy sentiment. Yes, they would have handcuffed a white boy for the same thing. Would they have handcuffed a girl for bringing a clock to school? Of course not. While boys are arrested and handcuffed every day in our schools, it's hard to find a girl in handcuffs.