|Educated Hood Chicks||
The decision from the Grand Jury regarding the murder of Michael Brown garnered many reactions. Protests erupted in many cities because, you see, This isn't a Ferguson probem. It's an American problem.
In areas where people didn't feel that physical protest was their specialty, many took to electronic expressions of outrage and action. Many posted pictures of their loved ones with the hashtag #OurBoysMatter, #OurSonsMatter and #BlackLivesMatter. Along with the hashtag, many of the pictures included a story about how great that loved one is. Its a great campaign on all platforms, you should check it out.
I'm no longer going to create a PR Campaign for my child as if I have to beg people to recognize his humanity in a nation where their ancestors were stolen and brought here. There is no story I can tell you about my son that will create a force field around him.
You are going to have to get used to my son and other people's sons becoming more comfortable in their space. You are going to have to brace yourselves as children that look like mine excel in all areas. His greatness will not be gained with your permission. He will take it.
And he will be angry when injustice happens. because Anger is a logical response when your people are shot in the streets. Anger fuels action and my child and children like mine will fight as they see fit until justice hapens.