"It's amazing to me the people that cry the loudest about PC are the ones who didn't show up when the offense first occurred, who didn't defend the people who were victims of white supremacy or racism or sexism or misogyny, but now pop up and say, 'Hey, let's not be too PC.'
"Black people will see this as a black mark," Georgetown University sociologist Michael Eric Dyson said. "Given what the consequences are, this does not help anybody. It doesn't help the police department. It doesn't help black activism. It doesn't help Mr. Smollett. Everybody loses and nobody wins."