When I heard the news that Darren Wilson was not indicted I was not surprised, but I was sad. Michael Brown might not have been an angel, but he was no demon. Over the past few months he has been characterized as a thief, a thug and finally a demon, but even if the characterizations are correct should he have been killed? He was somebody’s son, and this Thanksgiving he will be absent from the table. When the policeman approached him did he see suspect first? The question is what do policeman see when they look at our sons? Do they immediately think suspect even when there is no criminal activity going on? I talked to a friend of mine this morning and she said she had hoped for indictment. She admitted that it was more about her son than Brown, and I echo her sentiments. My son is universally described as a great guy. He is the kind of person that never meets a stranger and he goes out of his way to make people feel appreciated, but when a cop pulls him over what do they see? That’s the life and death question. That’s why so many mothers grieve with the Brown family because we are haunted by the question what do the cops see when they look at our sons.
We weep for Michael Brown because we fear for our own sons
By musesofamom, on November 26, 2014 at 8:12 pm, under Uncategorized. Tags: African American, black america, black men, Black People, Black women, cbs, CNN, Current Events, Fox News, media, Michael brown, MSNBC, nbc, race, racism. 2 Comments
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