The race baiters need racism (real and imagined) to remain relevant, just as much as the two radical rival siblings on the Left, international and national socialists, need each other. None of these groups (black civil rights groups used to be of value) offer anything of value to America or Western civilization, and need to be sidelined.
The grievance theater is never really about the specific case, the specific shooting, it’s about the links between the social problems of the black community, the compromises of civil liberties necessary to keep entire cities from turning into Detroit and the inability of the media to address the sources of crime as anything but the phantoms of white racism. It’s about a black leadership that is more interested in posturing as angry activists and shaking loose some money than in healing the problems of their own communities.
Grievance theater has been going national. It’s no longer just extraordinary cases like Bernie Goetz’s Death Wish moment on the number 2 train that briefly catch hold of the national conversation. The obsessive coverage of the so-called Jena 6 case, an incident of so little internal meaning, signaled that Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton would no longer just be able to drive a local controversy, they now had the freedom to drive national controversies any time they wanted to.
Trayvon Martin was their big moment with grievance theater being used as part of a presidential campaign on a national level.
NOTE: Watch this documentary about racism, very eye opening.