How do I tell my son that another young man has been gunned? How do I tell my son that so many have no remorse for harming a black male? How do I tell him that when out with friends that he has to be mindful that he can’t do what some of them can because the color of his skin is different? How do I tell him that he will be judged by the color of his skin despite his accomplishments. These and so many more questions plague me but I realize that we have to talk about it.
The murder of #MikeBrown haunts me because this is yet another example of the war on black america especially our males. It seems like just yesterday that we were talking about the murder of #TrayvonMartin. I told him about the case in a way that I hoped would not make him scared but I wonder if I said the right things. I watched the reports in tears as the community responded to the murder of an unarmed teen. Does it matter that he was one week away from starting college?
Today as much of the world waited on pins and needles so many of us knew what the grand jury verdict would be but I think we secretly wished we were wrong. I decided that I could not watch especially after it was stated that the anticipation was like Christmas eve. It was painfully obvious that we celebrate two different types of holidays. Tonight I will go to sleep and say a prayer for #Ferguson and all the non-white boys in America.