The central problem that Ray Rice had was that he is a football player and not a rapper.
The central problem that Adrian Peterson had was that he is a father and not a rolling stone.
The central problem that white liberal America has is that of being white liberal America, which is sadly showing no signs of getting any better.
This latter problem is a profound intellectual schizophrenia. We lionize and honor certain behaviors when there is a strong bass line and red carpet swagger, but then are shocked and horrified when someone actually does what we have been busy honoring. If Ray Rice had been more musical, and had treated his bitch like they all sing about, and stayed away from elevator cameras, he could making his reservations for a glitzy Hollywood awards banquet now. He could be a major Democratic donor.