Afraid for my Native American children.

Jarret Cummings,
Rockville, MD

My wife and children are members of the Cherokee Nation, but we have the good fortune to live in an area where they are unlikely to face discrimination. I worry about what may happen if my children ultimately go someplace where racial discrimination is still prevalent and how I should prepare them for that possibility. As a white male raised in Texas, I’ve never before had to think about racial discrimination as a personal concern as opposed to a social and political problem. Now, the thought of my wife, son, or daughter possibly having an encounter with the police has a chilling dimension to it that’s hard to process.



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