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'Everyone's a little bit racist'

'Everyone's a little bit racist'

F.B.I Director James Comey did the nation a huge favor last week when he publicly acknowledged that too many police officers allow unconscious racial biases to influence their conduct toward young black men. That is a reality residents of the nation's African-Americans communities have known for generations. But hearing it come directly from the head of the FBI was something of a historical first.

In an address to students at Georgetown University, Mr. Comey said Americans need to face up to some "hard truths" in the aftermath the killings of unarmed black men by white officers in Ferguson, Mo., and New York City last year. Police officers of all races, he said, can easily...