Thursday, June 18, 2015
An American Kidnapping by the brilliant Ta-Nehisi Coates lays out Kalief Browder's tragic story. Coates writes, "I care not one iota what Rachel Dolezal does nor what she needs to label herself. I care solely, totally, and completely about what this society does to my son, because of its need to label him."
What gets me every time is that these dead Black boys all look like living breathing boys I know and love.
And now a church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina leaving nine Black worshippers dead. A hate crime. An act of terrorism.
This fucking world.
I have to keep my focus on the good, or I'll literally lose my mind.
Head down. Blinders on. Back to work. I have a deadline to meet.
And tomorrow, my girl's coming home.