Why Black Lives Do Matterprobes deeply how racial typecasting continues to fuel the widespread public belief that Blacks are victimizers and not victims. This has stifled public debate and enabled political inaction, if not outright resistance, to meaningful solutions to the problem of racial victimization in American society. He observes that this too has deadly consequences: "That could easily translate into more deadly encounters with officers driven by the fear that any and every young Black in any and every street or vehicle stop poses a danger to officers. This is when the stock racial stereotypes of young Blacks as violent threats could kick in and engender a potentially bad outcome."
The devaluation of Black lives has truly been a chronic, painful, and all-consuming American dilemma that screams for an end. In his small way Hutchinson, aims that,Why Black Lives Do Matterattempts to further that aim.