Julian Smith, East Orange, NJ. When I hear a story about a black person that posed no threat being killed by a white police officer I no longer get angry I just sigh and think about how some people think a 50 year document changed over 300 years of oppression.
Izarya Nathan, Miami, FL. Whenever I speak out against wrongs being done I immediately become ostracized and veiwed as a threat to status quo.
David, Submitted via: NPR’s Talk of the Nation. The potential for violence from an angry black man is so much higher than any other source it’s scary. An unarmed black man is a threat unless proven otherwise.
Xacu Seattle, WA The country we came from views us as bad and wrong. We were conquered, killed, and hated. Laws were made against us, we were disallowed to speak our own language, forced to speak theirs. When I say hunted, I mean there were death squads sent out by the government that took 21,000+ […]
J Hill Canton, OH I am the proud mother of three children, two girls and a boy. They are all adults now. Every mother worries about her children. But I feel especially concerned for my son. He has done everything well so far in his life, entering his senior year in college, no kids, hardworking, […]
Eugene Covington III USA In business, building strong relationships is the most important thing. Finding common ground is the first step down the path to a good relationship. This first step is often a challenge because many older white males have had very limited interactions with black men (most of them have been negative). This […]
Janet Newcity Chapel Hill, NC My son is the same age as Trayvon. I never am afraid that anyone will see him as a threat. This is what white privilege feels like.