We recognize that the same courtesy will not be extended to him by all persons from other races. What do we do about that? We have the talk about race . This talk goes beyond topics like, “What do you do when you are stopped by the police?” ” You are free to marry whoever you love.” However, when it gets to the point that you can be killed within seconds for just being black, all bets are off, and we must have a more vulnerable discussion with our black and brown sons. We also owe it to them to take legal action and seek reform, in order to ensure real change and secure a better future for them.
Like many other young black men in America, our son is confused, but he is not discouraged by the assassination of young black men taking place in America. I am encouraged that while he is aware of the rampant racial injustices taking place, he still feels confident in his blackness and optimistic about his future.
In light of the current racial climate, my husband and I decided to have a conversation with our confident, “well brought up” black son on camera. We feel it is important to note that all black men and women are targets, despite your zip code and affluence. We are committed to making sure that America and the world at large makes a swift change, and ensure that #blacklivesmatter. And when we finally recognize that #blacklivesmatter, then we would not have to argue about whether #Alllivesmatter, because blacks would now be included, and parents like us, would not have to be afraid when the cops stop ours sons while driving.
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