In an op-ed published Sunday, Blow had relayed a story from his son Tahj about his recent run-in with a campus police officer who allegedly raised his gun and told the student to turn around and get on the ground.

Blow wrote that he was “exceedingly happy” that he had spoken to his son previously about precautions young black men should take when confronted by a police officer.

“In these moments, what you’ve done matters less than how you look,” he wrote.

Yale University later issued a campus-wide email that, among other things, noted that the officer in question was black, according to The Root.

Conservative media was convinced the officer’s race blew the entire story wide open.

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