University of Wisconsin law professor Ann Althouse writes a fascinating New York Times op/ed arguing that we should not let our emotions run away with us when we talk about race.

That's very good advice.

Update: Damn. I somehow missed the fact that my colleague Radley Balko already noted this Althouse op/ed on his weekend open thread blog. Sorry to bother y'all with it again. 

Also, at the request of several commenters and my editor, here's the link to my earlier blog item about race, Althouse and emotion.