Another Black man was killed by the hands of racism
Racism’s path of destruction is well documented.
The scariest thing is that nothing can protect us from it.
Not a uniform
Not valid paperwork
Not following instructions
Not acting in self-defense
Not being in your own home
Not riding with children
Not our family
Not our friends
Not the law
Not “best practice”
My youngest experience with racism was in 2nd grade. My family was living in Alaska and I got into a fight with a white boy after he called me a nigger. My parents fought with the school, but the damage was done. There is no logical reason for a child to be called a nigger, something like that stays with them. I still think about it, even more so now that I'm a dad. My parents were unable to protect me from that, and now almost 30 years later, I grapple with the fact that I won't be able to protect Dom from it either. I can only pray that I am around to comfort him, support him, and help him understand.
I don't have anything else, just needed to get this off my chest.