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Police barricade the area surrounding the home of suspected Austin bomber Mark Anthony Conditt March 21, 2018 in Pflugerville, Texas. Conditt blew himself up near a hotel on Interstate 35 in the early morning hours of March 21 after police SWAT teams closed in on him. Photo by Drew Anthony Smith/Getty Images
Sympathy for white Austin bomber stirs debate about race

For many observers and activists, public comments about Mark Anthony Conditt were just the latest example in which a white suspect seemed to receive an injection of humanity that is less often extended to blacks, Muslims and others.