When I carried in Texas I was always concerned about how people/police would react if I was ever in a situation where I had to use my firearm. One of my concerns was that they might have thought I was the bad guy because I wasn't 'like them'. Let's face it, the cops shit their pants at the thought of coming face to face with an armed black man, even though they shouldn't. Just look at the way the cop reacted. He was about to piss his pants.
It's the sad truth in our country, and we shouldn't hide behind the false sense of 'we are all equal'. We all know that isn't true in the eyes of the law.
There isn't much I can do about how others see me, especially if they don't know me. All I can do is live my life on the right side of the law and hope they see me, not only as black 'man', but a good example of a human.