PROFESSOR BUTTERFIELD, I PRESUME: “I’m Black. Does America Have a Plan for My Life?”, asks a an assistant professor of African-American studies and philosophy at Yale University in the New York Times.

You’re an adult man. What’s stopping you from making your own? And why does a nation need a plan for your life? This sounds like a question a Pravda journalist would be asking about the former Soviet Union.

Incidentally, note this correction at the end of the article:

An earlier version of this article incorrectly included Trayvon Martin on a list of black people killed by employees of the state. Mr. Martin was fatally shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer; he was not killed by a police officer.

Whew, good thing the Times has those vaunted layers and layers of fact checkers and editors to prevent such embarrassing mistakes.

Related Exit Question: Will Millennials Survive The Left? “Millennials aren’t imposing totalitarianism and censorship on the Left. They’re getting those ideas from the Left,” David Marcus notes at the Federalist.

(Classical reference in headline.)